Elgin Cathedral medieval stones interactive

HES installELG/vb/19; Vault boss The vault boss is carved with a grotesque head - half human and half lion - with the eyeballs and nostrils drilled, open mouth and projecting tongue. The boss is set over the junction of one longitudinal and two lateral ribs. The lateral ribs are damaged, but the profile was probably originally symmetrical, consisting of an axial filleted roll flanked on each side by a fillet, hollow chamfer and a straight chamfer leading to the vertical side of the rib. The longitudinal rib has a symmetrical profile consisting of an axial filleted roll flanked on each side by a fillet, hollow chamfer, fillet and a scroll leading to the stub at the back of the rib. A mason's mark is incised on the side of a lateral rib (see drawing in catalogue). The code is marked on the end of a rib. Comparisons: ELG/vb/4; /vb/12; /vb/13; /vb/14; /vb/15; /vb/20; /vk/1; /vk/2 223 x 375 x 285mm First Floor/West/Bonded Warehouses/Dallas Dhu DistilleryHistoric Environment Scotland has opened a new exhibition at Elgin Cathedral displaying a selection of the carved medieval stones uncovered from the ruins in the 1800s by a local shoemaker. CMC Associates has produced an interactive touch screen display that allows users to discover stories and themes as well as a detailed exploration of the full collection (nearly 500 pieces). These features expressive faces, flora and fauna, animals including lions and lizards as well as part of a rose window dating to the 1200s. Well worth a visit!