Pictish Stone on Loan to Dundee

 FairyGreen Piciths stoneAs part of the ‘Reflections on Celts’ spotlight tour from the British Museum and National Museums Scotland, a Pictish stone from the University Museums’ collection will be going on display in the McManus in Dundee.

The exhibition will be on display in Dundee from 31st August 2016 – 26 March 2017 alongside the two Iron Age mirrors from the British Museum and National Museums Scotland.

The Pictish stone from Fairygreen, Perthshire, contains various symbols including a Pictish beast, a mirror, a comb and a decorated rectangle. Unusually, on the hind leg of the beast, you can see where the carver has made a mistake and tried to erase it.

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About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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