Part of Medieval Processional Cross, 15-16th century.

Part of Medieval Processional Cross, 15-16th century.

Included in Collections: Archaeology / Church

Object Description

This small figure of 'Christ on the Cross' was found by a metal detectorist in Tain, and it is a rare relic of a time when the town was an important place of pilgrimage. Based on known examples in the British Museum, the figure is of 15-16th century date and is most likely from a processional cross of devotional art. The cross and figure separate and are joined by rivets - only one now remains. The figure has been cast in one piece from a copper alloy and the relevant detailing of the face, musculature and loincloth added afterwards by engraving.

Cat No. Not specified.
Collections Archaeology / Church
Date added May 20th, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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