The Celts are coming … to the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on Mar 9, 2016
The Celts are coming … to the National Museum of Scotland

Celts_Sandstone Cross
Tomorrow, the 10th March sees the arrival of the eagerly anticipated ‘Celts’ exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh.

 

This major exhibition, their first of 2016 spans more than 2, 500 years and unravels the story of those who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary art objects they made and used.

 

The piece I have sketched using cross hatching and shading techniques is a grey sandstone slab from Monifieth in Angus Scotland. Probably carved in the 9th century it is decorated with a cross carved in relief and filled with interlace and spiral patterns.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing this and around 300 other treasured objects from across the UK and Europe, assembled together in Scotland for the first time in this fascinating exhibition.

 

Find out more at the NMS website below.

 

This sketch is drawn in black fine liner, drawn free hand with no pencil.

 

National Museum of Scotland website

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