Collection plate

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Collection plate

This brass collection plate has a relief image of the temptation of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. It dates from the 18th century.

Brass collecting plate, showing the temptation of Adam and Eve

The collection plate was often placed at the door of the church with the elders looking on as the congregation made their offerings on the way in or out. The collections were used to support the poor and the minister.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-419-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 70
Date: 18th - 19th century
18th century
Material: Brass
Dimensions: 360 mm Dia
What: Plate, collection
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Who: Adam
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