Scottish Claymore by Unknown Artist

Tall claymore, a two handed sword - a Highland weapon.

Details

Medium:
Iron
Art Fund grant:
£300 ( Total: £300)
Acquired in:
1938
Vendor:
London Scot Bequest

The hilt has long drooping quillons ending in pierced quatrefoils. The blades were often imported. This example has the 'wheel' pommel, the round mediaeval type, with the original leather grip.

Provenance

Pitt Rivers collection in 1880; J G Mann.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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