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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



Medieval (Early Historic, Viking, Norse, High Medieval)

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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