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Kilmarnock Funeral Bell

Period:
17th Century
Description:
After the Reformation of the Scottish Church in the 16th century, the rituals associated with burial of the dead became simplified. It was required to cover the coffin with a drape called a 'mortcloth' which was hired for the occasion. The Parish 'mort-bell' would also be rung.
Materials/Media:
bronze
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAMC011n
Creation Date:
1639
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council