The Maiden Stone, Chapel of Gairloch (parish), near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.
The Maiden stone is a Class II Pictish cross slab of pinkish granite which stands about 3 metres tall. The stone lies close to its original position, but was moved during early-mid 19th road construction works. Each of the four faces have been carved, The back of the slab which has the best preserved carving, is split into four panels, the top panel is interpreted as being a centaur, with some further truncated animals. 2nd panel down is a rectangular design with z-rod. 3rd panel down is a pictish beast, while the base panel is a mirror and comb
The principal feature of the front face of the slab is a ring-headed cross, above the cross is a human figure flanked by two fish monsters, below the cross is a circular design richly decorated with interlace patterns.
Date: c.8th Century AD
Grid reference: NJ 70379 24717
Photographed: 29 August 2021. Model created using Agisoft MetaShape 1.7.5