People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Seal-Matrix: Cambuskenneth Abbey

Cambuskenneth Abbey (fd.c.1140)
Matrix Shape
pointed oval
Image description (obverse)
Single-sided seal depicting a half-length figure of the Virgin seated beneath a *trefoiled* arch with an architectural canopy with tabernacle work at the sides. On her left knee is Christ with *nimbus*. Beneath another *trefoiled* arch are six monks kneeling to *dexter* and looking up.
Image description (reverse)
Legend (obverse)
SIGILL’ . CONVENTUS . SCE . MARIE DE . KAMBUSKINEL (“Seal of the abbey of Saint Mary of Cambuskenneth”)
Legend (reverse)
Other features: beaded borders. Dimensions: 2 15/16 ×1 ¾ in. SW I, p.171.