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Sedigitus

Posted on 08/19/2013


Photo taken on July 12, 2013



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Inchbrayock or Samson Stone, Montrose Museum, Montrose, Scotland, 12 July 2013. According to the museum's wall text:

"This side--the 'back'--shows a hunter on horseback, armed with a spear, sword and shield, chasing a deer, aided by his deer hound. He is probably quite well off, judging by his neat hair and beard. He may well represent the man for whom the stone was made.
"Below is Samson smiting a Philistine with the jawbone of an ass. Samson is dressed as a Celt, and spot the obvious mistake with the teeth on the wrong side of the jawbone.
"Three other beasts are present, and a kneeling deer, which is very similar to one on the Aberlemno Church Stone. The figure in the right corner may be a pregnant lady, perhaps Eve, while the two discs with spirals are very similar to the earlier Pictish double-disc symbol."

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