Figurine (upper half)

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from Pitlethie, Leuchars, Fife

Postcard of Figurine (upper half).
© National Museums Scotland

Figurine (upper half)

This is the upper half of a clay figurine from Pitlethie in Leuchars in Fife. It dates from the 17th century.

The figurine is wearing a ruff around the neck.

Figurines like this were manufactured in the Low Countries in the 17th century, mostly as toys. They are made from the same sort of clay as the tobacco pipes of the period.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-428-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.141
Date: 17th century
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 43 mm H
What: Figurine / portion
Where: Scotland, Fife, Leuchars, Pitlethie
Description: Upper half of a clay figurine wearing a ruff, from Pitlethie, Leuchars, Fife, 17th century
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