This is a picture of the Scottish Monymusk reliquary. Also known as the Brec Bennoch (Gaelic for Speckled Peaked One).
It is regarded by the museum as one of its most important objects due to its historical importance. Probably dating from the eighth century, it is linked with St Columba, a key figure in the spread of Christianity in Scotland and with Robert the Bruce and the Battle of Bannockburn.
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