Coffin pall of Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon

< 15 of 107 > Back
Postcard of Coffin pall of Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon.
© National Museums Scotland

Coffin pall of Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon

This coffin pall dates from around 1827. The decoration is the heraldic arms of the Duke of Gordon and the pall was probably used in the funeral procession of Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, who died in June 1827.

The black silk pall is painted in oils.

Coffin palls or 'mortcloths' were usually supplied by the church or by trade and craft guilds. Families with armorial bearings used heraldry on the coffin palls to demonstrate the ancestry of the deceased and to emphasise their position in society.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-000-586-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 325
Date: Around 1827
Material: Silk, black, oil painted; redwood frame. Inscription: Animo Non Astutia
Dimensions: 625 mm H x 595 mm W x 2 mm D
What: Pall, coffin
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Description: Coffin pall decoration, oil painted on black silk in a glazed redwood frame
Related Records:
< 15 of 107 > Back
Powered by Scran