Cast of a grave-slab

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From Finlaggan, Islay, Argyll

Postcard of Cast of a grave-slab.
© National Museums Scotland

Cast of a grave-slab

This is a cast of a grave-slab from Finlaggan on Islay in Argyll. The work of a local craftsman, it was possibly made for one of the MacEacherns of Islay, the hereditary smiths to the Lord of the Isles.

The slab is a good example of West Highland sculpture. At the top is an anvil, indicating that it was made for a smith.

Carved stone graveslabs illustrate the Celtic or Gaelic tradition in Scotland. They are found throughout the West Highlands, commissioned as memorials to important or influential people.

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Online ID: 000-100-046-131-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.12
Date: Between the 14th and the early 16th century
Material: Fibre glass
Dimensions: 1730 mm x 460 mm
What: Grave slab / cast
Who: National Museums of Scotland, Scotland (Maker)
Scotland, Argyll, Islay, Finlaggan
Description: Fibre glass cast of a grave slab from Finlaggan, Islay, made by the National Museums of Scotland
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