Christian Crosses and Biblical Stories

Christian Crosses etc
Kirriemuir 1, Angus – Pictish Symbol Stone

Not only are there Christian Crosses and Biblical Stories on the so-called Class 2 Stones but other carvings with Christian meaning such as objects that look like angels,  priests and “ecclesiastical persons”.

Crosses are mainly of the so-called Latin type but there are examples of Greek Crosses and many variations in detail. Where the arms and shaft intercept there are square angles, square hollow angles (like a cut out), round hollow angles, round hollow angles with a connecting ring etc. – the last two designs are the most numerous.

Some churches in Pictland were founded by people who either were already or became Saints. Click here for some information on Saints and Stones and the locations where there are carvings of Saints.