The Nigg Cross-Slab

Nigg Cross-Slab © David Gill

Nigg Cross-Slab © David Gill

There is an elaborate carved cross-slab in Nigg church in Easter Ross, Scotland. It originally stood in the churchyard but has now been placed inside with a special viewing area. It has been suggested that the cross would have been seen from the adjacent Cromarty Firth.

The stone originally stood at 2.36 m high. In the triangular pediment at the top of the slab are St Paul and St Anthony with a raven, carrying a loaf, between them.

Nigg Cross-Slab © David Gill

Nigg Cross-Slab © David Gill

The rear of the stone contains a framed panel containing images that refer to King David.

See also the nearby cross at Shandwick.

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