Govan 23 (Stirling Maxwell’s numbering; ECMS 31) is one of 31 early medieval recumbent cross-slabs originally recorded at Govan Old in 1899. This is currently displayed upright, against the wall of the church, but these monuments would have originally laid flat in the churchyard, likely marking the grave of a significant early medieval individual. The stone was reused sometime between the 16th and 19th centuries, evidenced by the addition of initials. It may have exhibited angle-knobs, but the lower half, recorded in 1899, has been lost.
This 3D model was created as part of Dr Megan Kasten’s PhD, available here: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/74266/. The 3D model was created with SfM photogrammetry, using Agisoft Metashape, edited with Zbrush. While the download of this 3D model is free, if you are able please consider supporting the Govan Stones by donating to the Govan Stones Appeal.