Balblair Cist Slab 1Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The panel on display in Inverness museum is slab A from the cist excavation. It is broken and the remaining piece is approximately 1.3m x 0.9m x 0.1m thick, and in poor condition being very friable sandstone. The panel has a striking winglike pattern of distinct grooves, and other lesser grooves and faint indentations. There are two possible cup marks, one of which is a hole through the panel, and a half cupmark at the break. The excavation report* Illus 6 shows two other cist slabs (one sandstone and one mica schist) with cup marks, but these were not located.
*see Dutton, A, Clapperton, K and Carter, S. 2007. Rock Art from a Bronze Age Burial at Balblair, near Inverness. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol 137. 117-136.