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Crosier head


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



Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Crosier head

Production information

England, Northern Europe


Late 12th century


Gilt metal, Champlevé enamels

Physical description

Gilded metal framework; champlevé enamelling on stem

Collection place(s)

Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, Northern Europe


  • 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

Links to other web pages

Canmore Site Record

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