Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum Photos

The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum hosts one of the best collections of Pictish carvings in Scotland and is run by Historic Scotland (HES).

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Church grounds where Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum is located. Scotland.Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum run by Historic Scotland. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish carvings at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum run by Historic Scotland. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab with strips showing mounted huntsmen, warriors, Vanora execution scene , centaur & beast biting ox at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Church grounds where Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum is located. Scotland.Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum run by Historic Scotland (HES). Meigle, Scotland.Pictish carvings at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum run by Historic Scotland (HES). Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (back of #2) with strips showing mounted huntsmen, warriors, Vanora execution scene (or Daniel in lion's den), centaur & beast biting ox at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab with strips showing mounted huntsmen with dogs, mounted warriors, the Vanora execution by lions scene at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab with detail of mounted warriors at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab detail with strips showing Vanora execution scene , centaur, & beast biting ox head with man with club behind at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab detail showing Vanora execution scene at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab (back of #2) with strips showing mounted huntsmen with dogs, mounted warriors, the Vanora execution by lions scene (or Daniel in lion's den) at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (back of #2) with detail of mounted warriors at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (back of #2) detail with strips showing Vanora execution scene (or Daniel in lion's den), centaur, & beast biting ox head with man with club behind at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (back of #2) detail showing Vanora execution scene (or Daniel in lion's den) at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab detail embossed like studded metal crosses of the era at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab detail scenes with animals at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab with complete circles at joins of the cross plus lacework of animals in oldest style of Picts at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab detail of Pictish symbols of fish, snake & other beast including camel at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab (front of #2) detail embossed like studded metal crosses of the era at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (front of #2) detail scenes with animals at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (front of #1) with complete circles at joins of the cross plus lacework of animals in oldest style of Picts at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (back of #1) detail of Pictish symbols of fish, snake & other beast including camel at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish grave stone with tri-lobed locking waves in centre of cross at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish grave stone with rider on striped saddlecloth with sword at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab with lacey surface & entwined animals in corners at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab detail of entwined animals with beaks touching above lacey cross at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish grave stone (front of #3) with tri-lobed locking waves in centre of cross at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish grave stone (back of #3) with rider on striped saddlecloth with sword at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (front of #4) with lacey surface & entwined animals in corners at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (front of #4) detail of entwined animals with beaks touching above lacey cross at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab with horseman over animals & swirled crescent at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab detail of horseman framed by knots at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab detail of swirled crescent at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab with complete circles in cross corners, lacework & animals with turned heads at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab (back of #4) with horseman over animals & swirled crescent at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (back of #4) detail of horseman framed by knots at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (back of #4) detail of swirled crescent at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (front of #5) with complete circles in cross corners, lacework & animals with turned heads at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab with horseman over spiral-filled double disc & crescent & hound at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab with pair of dancing sea-horses & bird heads beak-to-beak beneath array of bosses & coiled snakes at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab edge detail with lion & griffin at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab edge detail of hunting scene at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish cross-slab (back of #6) with horseman over spiral-filled double disc & crescent & hound at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab (#26) with pair of dancing sea-horses & bird heads beak-to-beak beneath array of bosses & coiled snakes at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab (#26) edge detail with lion & griffin at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab (#26) edge detail of hunting scene at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish architectural frieze with two clawed beasts flanking half-woman / half-fish siren at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish architectural frieze detail of half-woman / half-fish siren at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab with 3 riders on prancing horses followed by man with head of beast at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab with entwined beasts, a bear & hound, 12 bosses & 7 bosses circled by serpents at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish architectural frieze (#22) with two clawed beasts flanking half-woman / half-fish siren at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish architectural frieze (#22) detail of half-woman / half-fish siren at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab (front #11) with 3 riders on prancing horses followed by man with head of beast at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish graveslab (back #11) with entwined beasts, a bear & hound, 12 bosses & 7 bosses circled by serpents at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish graveslab detail of 7 bosses circled by serpents at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Later Pictish graveslab with hound biting leg of stag beside two bulls at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Collection of Pictish carved stones at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab shows servant sitting behind master's chair at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish graveslab (back #11) detail of 7 bosses circled by serpents at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Later Pictish graveslab (#12) with hound biting leg of stag beside two bulls at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Collection of Pictish carved stones at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Pictish cross-slab (#27) shows servant sitting behind master's chair at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.
Pictish tombstone with hogback pattern thought to mimic Viking longhouses at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.


Pictish tombstone (#25) with hogback pattern (late 10th C) thought to mimic Viking longhouses at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.



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