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Reliquary / locket


Silver gilt reliquary in the form of a locket, shaped like a Maltese Cross, from Threave Castle, Kirkcudbrightshire, 15th century

Museum reference

H.KE 3

Object name

Reliquary / locket

Production information

England, Northern Europe
Scotland, Northern Europe


15th century


Silver, Gilt

Physical description

Silver gilt. Good condition, gilding slightly worn and discoloured on sides and back, ornaments missing as described.


Threave Castle, Kirkcudbrightshire, 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

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