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|