Saturday, April 6, 2013

Inchkenneth 3

The Inchkenneth Cross, carved from a piece of blue slate, dates to the sixteenth century. Just visible at the bottom of the shaft is a pair of shears, and below them is something with bristles, possibly a brush or comb. The significance of the shears and comb may come from their ceremonial use in cutting the tonsure.

Inchkenneth Cross
Close-Up of the Shears and comb
Boswell went to pray at this cross in the graveyard. Once deep in prayer he heard ghostly noises and ran away. I heard no ghostly noises, just clucking chickens that wanted to eat my sandwich.

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