Turoe Stone Design Patterns

The Turoe Stone is by far the best known of the ritual, decorated stones. It is a granite boulder 1.68m high. The upper 78 cm is covered with three-plane curvilinear ornament which has been assembled in four parts: two triangular and two conjoined shield shapes placed opposite of each other.

 

Design Pattern Revealed

 

Rollout drawing of the La Tene style decoration:

Turoe Stone, 1st c. B.C-A.D.

Source: Peter Harbison. Pre-Christian Ireland. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd.,1988, p. 159.