Stirling Head, Mary of Guise, Stirling CastleYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This is a replica of a Stirling Head, an oak roundel roundel making up part of a series of carvings that decorated the ceiling of James V’s Presence Chamber in the 16th Century at Stirling Castle. This Head depicts Mary of Guise, which was placed next to James V to celebrate their marriage.
Stirling heads are constructed of 3 panels, originally only secured by glue. The great majority of the Heads, however, are in part constructed in 2 ply, and additional board or block having been placed over the middle board to enable the carver to model the central portion of the medallion in high relief. Nail holes are apparent in the borders which indicate the way in which the Heads were fixed to the ceiling.
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