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This richly carved sandstone heraldic panel features elements from the Royal Arms of Scotland. It bears a shield with a lion rampant and four fleurs-de-lis carved in the centre, associated with the 'auld alliance' with France. A coronet decorated with a row of beading and five-petalled flowers is carved above the shield. Above the coronet, at the upper edge of the panel, is carved a grotesque animal's head, with pointed ears and projecting tongue. Two naked demi-figures flank the crown and support the animal's lead, pulling on the corners of its mouth with their hands. The lower part of the shield, below and flanking the shield, is decorated with scrolls and mantling. On display at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and Galloway.
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Date Made
17th Century
h 820mm (h 2' 8 5/16")
w 590mm (w 1' 11 1/4")
170mm (6 11/16")
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