St Madoes Pictish Stone With Music On History Visit To Perth Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K travel video, with Scottish music, of St Madoes Pictish Stone in the museum on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to Perth, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. This cross slab, which was formerly set on a plinth at the entrance to St Madoes parish church, is now in Perth Museum. The stone was recorded first by Skene in 1833, who noted that it had " fallen over and now lies flat and sunk into the earth ", but in 1853 it was set upright in a newly constructed plinth. This magnificent piece of early medieval sculpture, the Pictish St Madoes cross slab, dates to the eighth century AD. Its imagery powerfully symbolises the authority of the Christian church. The whole is dominated by the ring headed cross that fills what we can accept as the front of the slab. It is surrounded by biting dogs and with two lion-like creatures facing each other across the top of the stone. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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