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Hilton of Cadboll Pictish Stone

This is a resin-cast reproduction of my original sculpture.

I have re-created in miniature a scale model of the Hilton Of Cadboll Pictish Symbol stone. Originally from Hilton Of Cadboll, near Tain but now housed at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

This Pictish stone carved around 800 AD, is one of the largest and best sculpted stones in Scotland. Made from a slab of local sandstone the original stands around 2.3 metres tall.  The Hilton of Cadboll stone features some of the most elaborate and intricately decorated examples of Pictish symbols.

Pictish symbols are unique to Early Historic Scotland and their meaning is the source of much speculation. However, ultimately they remain indecipherable.

The carving depicts a frame of vine scroll inhabited by birds and animals is completed at the top of the slab by an elongated and ornately decorated double disc and Z-rod symbol.

The top panel contains a crescent and V-rod symbol decorated with key pattern and triple spirals and two large discs filled with interlace.

The middle panel contains a hunting scene with four horseriders, one of whom is a female riding side-saddle and wearing a penannular brooch, with a companion on his horse close beside her. In front of her there is a mirror and comb, and behind the following hound are two robed trumpeters.

The lower two horsemen are armed with circular shields, swords and spears. In the foreground two hounds attack a fleeing deer. The lower panel has a central equal-armed cross within a circle, surrounded by interlinked triple spirals.

This piece comes ready with a hanging hole on the rear to enable it to be hung flush to the wall from a pin-nail.


Hand painted. Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.

Size: H=290mm W=133mm

W14 Hilton of Cadboll Pictish Stone

£ 18.00

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