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High Banks

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

High Banks (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) by pebblesfromheaven Placed near the panels... map of the area?
pebblesfromheaven Image Credit: pebblethief
Posted by pebblesfromheaven
30th May 2005ce
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Comments (1)

Many years later, I've just discovered this photo! Thank you.
The photo should be turned 90 degrees anticlockwise - as a photo - so the image is the right way up, but the hollows appear as raised areas, as viewed here.
Yes, it is a map: I am a sculptor who was commissioned to make a "wayside marker" for the High Banks stone carvings, representing the site itself and putting it in the context of the region and other prehistoric sites in the area.
It was carved into riven slate and originally, the details referring to the High Banks site were picked out in applied gold leaf, no doubt long since vanished.
It was commissioned by Dumfries & Galloway Council and sited in 1995 or '96.
If I remember rightly it is about 90 x 50 cm in size.
The arrows in the image radiate outwards from the representation of the High Banks carved rocks.
I would be interested to know if it is still there!
Sibylle von Halem
Posted by Ellybis
11th April 2021ce
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