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Crosier head


Quigrich or crosier head of St Fillan of Glendochart, of Irish or West Highland type, bronze with bands ornamented with niello, 11th century

Museum reference

H.KC 1

Object name

Crosier head, Quigrich

Production information

West Highlands


11th century


Bronze, Niello

Physical description

Deliberately removed elements, some niello chipped, severed and rejoined above drop, vertical joins parted and slightly buckled at back and front.


Saint Fillan of Glendochart


  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

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

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

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


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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