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Early Medieval depictions - more ancient images of harp players from Scotland and Ireland.

Aberlemno roadside cross slab

Aberlemno roadside cross slab
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Aberlemno roadside cross slab

Beside the road, at Aberlemno, Angus, Scotland, is a huge and magnificent early medieval cross-slab. It is a large rectangular slab, with a high cross carved in high relief on one side. The reverse side has elaborate hunting scene, and in one corner, a group probably representing King David fighting the lion with a sheep and a C-shaped object as his attributes.

I would interpret the C-shaped object as an arched harp, similar to modern Burmese or ancient Egyptian harps.

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Early Medieval depictions - more ancient images of harp players from Scotland and Ireland.