A Fragmented Masterpiece. Recovering the Biography of the Hilton of Cadboll Pictish Cross-slab

James, H., Henderson, I., Foster, S. and Jones, S. (2008) A Fragmented Masterpiece. Recovering the Biography of the Hilton of Cadboll Pictish Cross-slab. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780903903424

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The cross-slab from Hilton of Cadboll in Highland is one of the best-known and most beautiful early medieval sculptures in Britain. Archaeological excavations in 2001 (initiated and managed for Historic Scotland and its partners by Sally Foster) provided a wealth of new information and prompted a major, multi-disciplinary reanalysis of this Pictish sculpture by a team of scholars. The sculpture's 1500-year-old story is rewritten. A biographical approach to the history of ths monument has enabled the changing meanings and values of the monument to be traced through time and has contributed to a wider understanding of attitudes towards early medieval sculpture.

Item Type:Books
Additional Information:GU author Sally Foster also responsible for Introduction (with Clarke, D.V.) and Chapter 6: Recovering the biography of the Hilton of Cadboll cross-slab (with Jones, S.).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Foster, Dr Sally and James, Miss Heather
Authors: James, H., Henderson, I., Foster, S., and Jones, S.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Copyright Holders:Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and individual authors; Crown copyright Historic Scotland
Data DOI:10.5284/1000085

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