Carved figure of St Andrew

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Wooden figure of St Andrew

Postcard of Carved figure of St Andrew.
© National Museums Scotland

Carved figure of St Andrew

This carved oak figure is of St Andrew and his cross. It dates from around 1500 and was made in northern Europe.

By the 9th century the cult of St Andrew had joined that of St Columba as an influential force in Scotland. The belief was that the relics of St Andrew, one of the apostles, had been brought by St Rule to the place now known as St Andrews.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-714-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KL 190
Date: Around 1500
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 355 mm H x 122 mm W x 70 mm depth
What: Figure / saint
Subject: Carved woodwork, painted ceilings (NMAS Classification)
Who: St Andrew
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