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Sir James Douglas

Douglas Heart Wooden Plate

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Plate from Threave Castle. A turned wooden plate with a heart design burned into its base. The heart is a heraldic badge associated with the Douglases who owned Threave Castle. It dates to the late 14th or early 15th century.

 

Threave Castle was built in the late 14th century on a small island in the River Dee. It was a stronghold of the Black Douglases, one of Scotland's most powerful medieval families.

Materials/Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
diameter 240 mm
Source:
National Museums Scotland
Accession number:
H.HXA 173
Digital Number:
NMAH004n
Creation Date:
14th - 15th century
Copyright:
Board of Trustees, National Museums Scotland