Month: October 2019

Mike’s favourite objects “The Monymusk Reliquary”

This small 8th century wooden casket with ornate fittings may have contained the relics of a saint or anointing oil for religious ceremonies. They were used for swearing oaths, establishing churches and bringing saintly protection in battle. This is also one of the most important and early Christian ¬†objects to survive in Scotland. Initial interpretations…