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Hogback gravestone

Glasgow University Library Special Collections, Govan Kirkyard

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Hogback gravestone

Two views of one of the five medieval hogback stones (no 2) found at Govan Old Parish Church.

A hogback stone was laid across the grave and this one, from the early 10th century and over 2 metres in length, has representations of roof tiles across its back and of a mythical beast at each end.

Reference: Glasgow University Library, Sp Coll Mu25 - x.6

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

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Govan Old Parish Church, hogback gravestones, hogbacks



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