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Bell shrine / mount / portion

Description

One of two parts of a bell shrine mount, bronze inlaid with silver and neillo, with Celtic interlace, the ends were formed as three-dimensional animals, with lentoid eyes and swirling tendrils, from Inchaffray Abbey, Perthshire, 1000 - 1200 AD

Museum reference

X.KA 32 A

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Bell shrine / mount / portion

Date

11th - 12th century

Materials

Bronze, Silver, Niello

Physical description

Bronze; with Celtic interlace

Collection place

Inchaffray Abbey, Inchaffray, Perthshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Associations

Inchaffray, Perthshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Aux marges de l'Europe, l'art des pays celtes et scandinaves ... (30 Sep 2008 - 12 Jan 2009)
    Musée de Cluny - Musée National du Moyan Age

References

Graham-Campbell, James and Batey, Colleen E. Vikings in Scotland. An Archaeological Survey. Edinburgh: University Press, 1998, p 103

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Scotland Galleries »
Level 0 »
Gods Of The Frontier »
Y018

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