Fragment of the tomb of Robert the Bruce

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from Dunfermline Abbey, Fife

Postcard of Fragment of the tomb of Robert the Bruce.
© National Museums Scotland

Fragment of the tomb of Robert the Bruce

This carved alabaster tomb fragment is from the tomb of King Robert I, 'The Bruce' in Dunfermline Abbey in Fife. The fragment dates from the early 14th century.

The tomb was decorated with gold leaf. Traces of gilding still remain on some fragments.

The tomb was carved in Paris by Thomas of Chartes from alabaster brought from England. Long before Robert the Bruce's grave was identified in the abbey in 1821, the tomb had disappeared.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-354-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KG 65
Date: 14th century
Early 14th century
Material: Alabaster
What: Tomb / fragment
Subject: Stone sculptures, carvings (NMAS Classification)
Who: Robert I
Where: Scotland, Fife, Dunfermline Abbey
Description: One of ten carved alabaster fragments from the tomb of King Robert the Bruce in Dunfermline Abbey, 14th century
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