Museum talk on Pictish carvings
A talk on a recently discovered Pictish carving will be held in Perth this spring.
Mark Hall from Perth Museum and Art Gallery is set to present his talk ‘Taking a line for a walker: a newly discovered Pictish carving from Tulloch, Perth’.
The Pictish sculpture was found during construction works to create a new road behind McDiarmid Park.
The sculpture of a warrior is one of the earliest found in the area.
Culture Perth and Kinross and the University of the Highlands and Islands’institute for northern studies have come together to present the talk, which will be held on Wednesday, March 20.
The talk starts at 1pm and will be held at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
A spokesperson for the event said: “Mark Hall of Perth Museum and Art Gallery will introduce the audience to a newly discovered Pictish sculpture from Perth, found during construction works on the new road behind St Johnstone football stadium.
“The sculpture shows an incised figure of a warrior and is the earliest Pictish carving from the immediate Perth area.
“It is also a rare addition to a small number of such images and the presentation will set the find in context of Pictish sculpture and the local landscape.”
Entry to Mark Hall’s talk costs £2 and tickets can be bought online via EventBrite.