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Crosier head

Description

Crosier head with floral cluster in centre of crook and stem decorated with champlevé enamel, from the grave of a bishop, from Roy Ritchie's excavations at Whithorn Priory, Whithorn, Wigtownshire: English, late 12th century

Museum reference

H.1992.1833

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Crosier head

Production information

England, Northern Europe

Date

Late 12th century

Materials

Gilt metal, Champlevé enamels

Physical description

Gilded metal framework; champlevé enamelling on stem

Collection place(s)

Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, Northern 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

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