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The outer face of the corbel is carved with a grotesque head which is attached to a rectangular block. The mouth is open, and has what appears to be a strap carved at each corner which leads to the back of the head, and may represent a bridle. The rest of the face is very eroded, although the eyes are still visible. The head is topped by a crown or abacus which is carved in low relief with a series of curved lines.

Whithorn Priory Museum

Newton Stewart


12th–13th C




H 24.5 x W 22 x D 37 cm

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on loan from Scottish Ministers

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Whithorn Priory Museum

6 Bruce Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 8PY Scotland

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