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Dressed in a leather coat, rather than the usual padded jerkin, this effigy of an unnamed warrior is well protected by body armour similar to the IONA208. In addition he has an aventail, a flexible curtain of chain mail attached to the helmet and a well-defined chain mail gauntlet. His shield features a wyvern and a fortified tower. His head rests on a pillow and at a dog lies asleep at his feet.

Originally from the Reilig Odráin burial ground near Iona Abbey. This was a favoured burial place near the remains of saints where monks would say prayers for the souls of the dead.


Date Made
14th century-15th century
l 2070mm (l 81 1/2")
Time Period
Property Information
Iona Abbey
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