Bronze Age Carved Rock (PRANYM ROB2A*)
York Museum Gardens OS Map Ref SE599522
OS Maps - Landranger 105 (York & Selby), Explorer 290 (York)
The design itself consists of six cups all with rings or penannulars, the central motif is the clearest and has four penannulars plus a finely incised groove running out from the cup towards the edge of the rock (the top edge in the image above) while three other cups also appear to have slightly more worn shorter grooves running out from their centres. The motif to the lower right has a cup and three penannulars, the cups at the lower and top left corners each have a pair of rings and the final two motifs near the left edge have a single penannular each.
Suggested Date: Bronze Age
*Update: This stone is numbered ROB2A in Chappell & Brown's 'Prehistoric Rock Art in the North York Moors' 2005 (PRANYM) and may have been one of the stones that were removed from the Ravenscar area to the grounds of what is now the Raven Hall Hotel before the collection was 'lost' for over a hundred years (see also Ravenscar Carved Rock). Well done to Graeme and Paul for some excellent detective work.
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