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Cruisie lamp in Dunrobin Castle Museum

10 April 2021

© Anne MacInnes Cruisie (or crusie) lamps were formed of two boat-shaped iron bowls placed one above the other. Oil, often from fish, sea bird, seals or whales in coastal regions, dripped ...
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Medieval Sword Pommel from Sleat, Skye

02 March 2021

This cast copper alloy sword pommel was found on the Sleat peninsula of Skye. Its pommel is hollow, and open-sided up to around half of the body. It is slightly asymmetrical, suggesting crude manu...
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Hilton of Cadboll Pictish Cross Slab

01 February 2021

The Hilton of Cadboll Pictish cross slab (MHG8546) is one of the finest Pictish carved stones from Scotland. Its story resonates on many levels – as a historical source for the time, as a study ...
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