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Title :

Worm, the germ and the thorn : Pictish and related studies presented to Isabel Henderson; Balgavies; Pinkfoot Press

The Picts in Shetland

Author :
RITCHIE, Anna ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The corpus of Pictish material from Shetland is impressive. It includes one complete symbol stone from Sandness and a fragment of another from Cunningsburgh. Evidence of Christianity within a Pictish context is provided by complete cross-slabs from Papil, Bressay and probably South Garth in Yell, and by fragments from Uyea, Lerwick and Whiteness, together with parts of slab-built shrines from S. Ninian's Isle and Papil. There are strong artistic links between the stone-carving of mainland Pictland and that of Shetland, and the links are echoed on painted pebbles and the slate sketches of Jarlshof. Concludes there is certainly enough material evidence to support the inclusion of Shetland within the cultural area of Pictland, even if its political status can only be a matter of speculation. Its symbol links are with Pictland around and north of the Moray Firth, and, like Orkney, there may have been an early interest in the eagle as a symbol. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill.; 1 map ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Aigle ; Grande-Bretagne ; Paléochrétien (art) ; Pictes ; Sculpture ; Shetland (GBR) ; Symbole ; 500-900 ;
Descriptors :
Eagles ; Early Christian ; Great Britain ; Picts ; Sculpture ; Shetland (GBR) ; Symbols ; 500-900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24992903 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1874012172 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;