Digitised copy of a stone rubbing, undated. Below a foliated cross and flanked by plant scrolls is a two handed sword of the type known as a claymore. The quillons of the claymore end in quatrefoil and there are slight traces of decoration on the scabbard. This stone has the earliest known representation of a claymore (Monumental Sculpture by Steer & Bannerman). The grave is located in Kirkapol, in the little graveyard (An Cladh Beag). A record for this grave is available on the Tiree Graves website. The rubbing comes from Lord Archibald Campbell’s collection of monument rubbings.

From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

Object Details

Other Number: GB 3452 ARG-10-06
Normal Location: Computer file: Desktop/Digital Documents
Current Location: normal location

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