This beautiful class II Pictish cross slab, carved in pink granite, is thought to date from the second half of the 9th century AD.
On one side is a very damaged carving consisting of: a circular knot work and spiral pattern at the base; a ringed cross in the centre panel; a man with "sea monsters" to either side of him at the top - possibly Jonah and two whales...a not uncommon theme.
The other side has splendidly carved Pictish symbols: at the bottom is a mirror and comb; above this, a Pictish beast; then a notched rectangle and Z-rod; and at the top is a damaged panel with a centaur and other less clear beasts.
Down either side of the stone are interlace patterns.
The stone stands about ten feet tall, three feet broad, and six inches thick.
1/10 Full view of the east face with a centaur and other beasts in the top panel, notched rectangle and Z-rod below, Pictish beast below that, and mirror and comb at the bottom. The triangular notch two thirds up the right-hand side is later damage that follows a natural crack in the granite. The notch at the very base was there from the start and the sculptor or sculptors worked with it.
2/10 Detail of the mirror and comb. Some interlace is visible on the face of the notch at the lower right.
3/10 Detail of the Pictish beast.
4/10 Detail of the notched rectangle and Z-rod.
5/10 Detail of the top panel with a centaur and other, less definite, creatures.
6/10 Detail of the spiral and knot-work panel at the base of the west face.
7/10 Detail of the knot-work.
8/10 Detail of the spiral.
9/10 The west cross-face. A ringed cross fills the centre panel with a circular knot-work and spiral panel at the base and a man with "sea monsters" at the top.
10/10 The interlacing on the south edge of the stone.