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Description

Guthrie bell and bell shrine, bearing representations of God and the Crucifixion and an inscription in Latin, from Guthrie Castle, Forfarshire, 12th century

Museum reference

H.KA 21

Object name

Bell

Production information

Iona

Date

12th century

Materials

Iron, Copper, Silver

Physical description

Generally good condition, but much altered, gilding worn, losses to the strip framing the panels.

Associations

Guthrie Castle, Angus, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • 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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