|Discovery:||arch excav, 1984 inc|
|Geology:||Forsyth/1996, 458: `Orkney flag'.|
|Dimensions:||0.85 x 0.5 x 0.6 (Forsyth/1996)|
|Location:||Tankerness House Museum, Kirkw|
Forsyth/1996, 456: `When found the slab was in a secondary context, broken and reused as an orthostat, i.e. upright. The final floor level of the structure partly concealed the inscription, so it is clear that, unlike Birsay 3, the Pool ogham cannot have been carved in situ. It is now on display in the Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall, Orkney'.
Forsyth/1996, 457: `A broken building slab'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , some|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Forsyth, K.S. (1996):||--]RVAVOR[C][--|
|Forsyth, K.S. (1996):||--][S]ROTATR[--|
Forsyth/1996 461 substantial discussion
|Position:||inc ; broad ; inc ; undecorated|
Forsyth/1996, 459: `The ogham is inscribed across the face of the slab, more or less half-way along its length'.
|Palaeography:||Forsyth/1996, 461: `...only the m-aicme letters slope and there are no forfeda. The vowels are short lines occupying the middle two quarters of the ogham band, if that. They are shorter than the individual strokes of the b-and h-aicmiconsonants. Thus the vowels are clearly distinguished from the m-aicme not only by gradient, but also, markedly, by length'.|