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Note entitled 'Font', March 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/27

Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Font' describing the carvings on a baptismal font, one side showing Christ and the cross, another the Virigin and child, another a bishop 'in full pontificals and crozier' and on the last side a knight in full armour. Also on the font there are 'beautiful celtic basketwork', plants and inscriptions which are no longer legible. The font is St Michael's font in the Chapel of St Maelrube [Maol Rubha], Lochaoineart, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye.


  • Creation: March 1866

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 91 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 87v, line 8 to folio 86r, line 2

Related Materials

H.KG 1 - sculptured stone font in the National Museums of Scotland


Carmichael, Alexander, 'Donation of baptismal font from Chapel of St Maelrube, Lochaoineart, Skye', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries for Scotland, vol viii (1868-1870) pp. 237-239.
Wilson, Daniel. 'Some Illustrations of Early Celtic Christian Art', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries for Scotland, 20 (1885-1886) pp. 229. Skye, Eynort, St Maelrubha's Churches, St Michael's Font: (

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