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Description

Clarsach or Highland harp said to have been given by Mary, Queen of Scots, to Beatrix Gardyne of Banchory while on a hunting trip in Atholl, c. 1563, made in the West Highland region, c. 1450.

Museum reference

H.LT 1

Object name

Clarsach, Harp

Production information

Scotland, EUROPE

Date

c. 1450

Materials

Wood

Associations

Presenter: Mary, Queen of Scots
Previous owner: Beatrix Gardyne of Banchory
Robertson of Lude
Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

  • Mary Queen of Scots (28 Jun 2013 - 17 Nov 2013)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

References

http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/stories/scottish-history-and-archaeology/mary-queen-of-scots/

On display

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