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Oak roundel, part of a series of carvings that decorated the ceiling of the King's Presence Chamber at Stirling Castle. An influential figure in the politics of Scotland it would be fitting for the Duke of Albany to feature in the Stirling Heads. The carving depicts a man wearing a chain of office suggesting he is an important member of the Scottish court. The Stirling Heads are constructed of 3 panels, originally only secured by glue. The great majority of the Heads, however, are in part constructed in 2 ply, an additional board or block having been placed over the middle board to enable the carver to model the central portion of the medallion in high relief. Nail holes are apparent in the borders which indicate the way in which the Heads were fixed to the ceiling.
Collection Type
Date Made
Circa 1540
Dimensions
dia 711.2mm (dia 2' 4")
h 28mm (h 1 1/8")
Property Information
Accession No
STC024

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