Knowth Kerbstone 34
Knowth Kerbstone K34 - Photo by Dessie McCarron
Knowth Kerbstone K34 in the morning sunlight - Photo by Clare, OPW
Knowth Kerbstone K34
The Megalithic Art of the Passage Tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath
Description of Kerbstone 34
Main Face: Stage 1 comprises a number of motifs, which are lightly picked with a
medium-sized point; the carvings at the top of the stone are very weathered.
There are traces of four sets of two or three concentric circles across the middle of the stone.
Above them to the right are two more sets of smaller concentric circles, and to the lower-right are two small,
double concentric circles. There is a short zigzag below the main row of circles.
Stage 2 consists of a double spiral motif of four-and-a-half turns.
This is picked with a heavier rounded point than the stage 1 carving, and the lines are wider and more deeply picked.
Low down on the stone is a panel of lightly incised, vertical lines, with some short, incised zigzags.
As there is no superimposition, it cannot be determined at what stage these were carved.
Top face: towards the outer edge of the top face there are patches of area-picking.
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