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Candlestick, altar


Altar candlestick found in digging the foundations of the parish church at Kinnoul, Perth, typical of Limoges, 12th - 13th century

Museum reference

H.KJ 22

Object name

Candlestick, altar

Production information

Limoges, France, Western Europe


12th - 13th century


Copper, Enamel

Physical description

Very worn and corroded, all gilding removed and only traces of enamel remaining; one of the legs and possibly the tray replaced


Kinnoul Parish Church, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, Northern Europe


  • Skin and Bone
    Perth Museum and Art Gallery

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


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

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