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Description

Bronze reliquary ornamented with a crucifixion figure in high relief, European Romanesque in style, Scottish work, from Kilmichael-Glassary, Argyllshire, late 12th century

Museum reference

H.KA 5

Object name

Reliquary

Production information

Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

Late 12th century

Materials

Bronze

Physical description

Bronze. Two feet missing, otherwise excellent condition.

Associations

Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked (21 May 2010 - 12 Sep 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland
    Aberdeen Art Gallery
    Shetland Museum and Archives
    Museum nan Eilean

  • Carved Stones and Ancient Bones: the Early Christian Church in Mid Argyll (30 May 2009 - 31 Jan 2010)
    Kilmartin House Museum

  • Angels, Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland (12 Aug 1982 - 26 Sep 1982)
    Royal Museum of Scotland

References

Glenn, Virginia, Romanesque & Gothic: Decorative Metalwork and Ivory Carvings in the Museum of Scotland, NMSE Publishing, Edinburgh, 2003

Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Scotland Galleries »
Level 1 »
Medieval Church

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