Caldwell, David H, Eremin, Katherine, Miller, S and Ruckley, N A (2002) West Highland Sculpture, Scotland – defining a Gaelic Lordship. In: Centre, region, periphery: medieval Europe Basel 2002. Hertingen: Folio-Verlag, Hertingen, Germany, pp. 84-93. ISBN 3930327082

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The graveyards of the West Highland of Scotland contain many commemorative crosses and grave-slabs dating from the 14th to mid 16th century. They are carved in distinctive style from a variety of rock types. Their distribution largely coincides with the Lordship of the Isles, a powerful Gaelic Princedom, often in conflict with the kings of Scotland. It defines the culture and influence of the Lordship. A study of rock types and quarry sources, including innovative non-destructive measurements of magnetic suspectibility, is leading to a reassessment of where the sculpture was carved and what that tells us about the extent of the power and patronage in the Lordship

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: West Highland Sculpture; Lordship of the Isles; rock types, petrology, magnetic susceptibility
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Q Science > QE Geology
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Collections Services
Scotland and Europe (to 2011)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 11:49

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