(said to have been found in the Temple church)
Gilded copper alloy plaque known as 'The Temple Pyx'
rectangular frame encloses three openwork round-headed arches; there
are three soldiers in high relief, each wearing a three-quarter length
coat of mail, which also covers the head, and a tunic, pointed shoes
and pointed helmet. There is a kite-shaped shield in front of each
man. The soldiers may have formed part of a Holy Sepulchre group who
were on guard, but asleep with their backs turned towards the scene
of the Resurrection.
Dimensions: H.92, W.72mm
Stratford, N., 1984. in G. Zarnecki, J. Holt, and T. Holland, English
Romanesque Art, (Arts Council of Great Britain) 242-3, 234
Location and accession details
Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Burrell Collection, 5 and 6/139
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