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Crucifix

Description

Silver crucifix decorated with niello and mounted on a plain ebony cross, found in a bed in Queen Mary's room at Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, 15th or 16th century

Museum reference

H.KE 16

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Crucifix

Production information

Scotland, EUROPE

Date

15th - 16th century

Materials

Silver, Ebony, Niello

Physical description

Silver, ebony. Fairly corroded, top of cross broken off.

Collection place(s)

Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Associations

Possible owner: Queen Mary of Scotland

Exhibitions

  • Mary Queen of Scots (28 Jun 2013 - 17 Nov 2013)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • 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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