Dupplin Cross in 3D

The Dupplin Cross

Drawing by J.R. Allen (1903)


This is for anyone who likes looking at Pictish sculpture….

The link below takes you to a rotating 3D image of the Dupplin Cross. This imposing monument (2.5 metres high) was carved in the early 9th century. It commemorates the Pictish king Causantin mac Fergusa (‘Constantine, son of Fergus’) who reigned from 789 to 820.

The cross formerly stood on a hillside above Strathearn in Perthshire, overlooking the Pictish royal settlement at Forteviot on the valley floor. It now stands inside St Serf’s Church at nearby Dunning, under the care of Historic Scotland.

Dupplin Cross 3D image

Visitor information for St Serf’s Church and the Dupplin Cross

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4 comments on “Dupplin Cross in 3D

  1. badonicus says:

    Fantastic use of the technology!

  2. […] up a post on Pictish ethnicity and frontiers, and also has a post leading us to a 3D image of the Dupplin cross this […]

  3. […] Now moving even farther now, we come to Scotland. There was recently a talk on the Glenmorangie project on Early Historic Scotland, AD 300-900, slides from which can be seen at the preceding link. Archeological work recently carried out at the site of the Bannockburn battlefield yielded no major finds, but that’s okay, the work was done just as a precaution before the site undergoes some landscape work. Something I found interesting was an article made available by medievalists.net on street cleaning in late medieval Aberdeen Scotland. Those who are Scottish or have Scottish heritage might like to read a couple of articles on Viking genes and Pictish genes among the modern population of Scotland. If it turns out you have Pictish genes, you need to start getting in tune with your Pictish heritage, which you can start doing by viewing the Pictish Dupplin Cross in 3D. […]

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