Nigg Cross

$69.00 USD

The Nigg stone, of the 8th century, is part of a triad of stones found along the eastern coast of Ross-shire within a few miles of each other. The Hilton of Cadboll and the Shandwick stones are monuments to three Norse brothers, whose bodies were washed up on the shore after a great storm, trying to rescue their sister from Balnagown Castle. The Nigg stone stood in the churchyard for centuries until it was broken during a hurricane in 1727; it is preserved today in a side room at the Old Nigg Parish Church. The Lions, king of beasts, that are entwined on the cross were used to represent Christ the King.

From: Easter Ross, Scotland

 

Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.

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