Adam and Eve Stone

An intricate Adam and Eve stone displays the figures of Adam and eve, angels playing the trumpet, an hour glass, a bible and a plough with oxen complete this interesting example dating back to 1758.

The symbolism is complex, the first awareness of death came according to the Bible to mankind through Adam and Eve. The sense of mortality is what these stones convey as well as an 18th century mindset.

There are only a few of these stones left in Scotland, not even 50. The Colmonell stone is one of the finest examples of Adam and Eve stones in Scotland.

Colmonell church and graveyard

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