Sites and Monument Record: Rood Stone, Kinneil (SMR 1583)
A large stone rood or crucifix scene of 11th century date. The figure of Christ is rather worn, but his ribs are quite prominent. It is possible to make out a Manus Dei (Hand of God) in a cloud above the head of Christ. Below his feet are a skill and bones of Golgotha. The emblems of the Four Evangelists may have occurred on the arms of the cross.
It has been suggested that the figure of Christ has been deliberately cut away from the ribs upwards and it has been badly eroded. The back was plain,indicating that it may have been intended to stand against a wall. The base has been cut away on both sides - perhaps there may have been more figures here.
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