Abernethy No. 4
This fragment of a 10th century Class III cross shaft, measuring 0.51m long, was reused as the jamb of a doorway of a cottage in Abernethy.
The front of the fragment is carved with figures, three of which appear to be hooded, and possibly animals. One interpretation of this side is that it represents Christ on the cross with spear and sponge bearers either side of him, below which are three hooded nuns. On the rear of the fragment are what appears to be the faint weathered remains of interlacing.
The original location of the stone has since been lost, but the stone itself is now in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh (catalogue number IB 255).
Where is Abernethy No. 4?
Abernethy No. 4 is in the parish of Abernethy and the county of Perthshire.
Grid reference: NO 180 160
Lat / long: 55.947118, -3.189404