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Drawings Cup from Dunvegan Castle

Object number

LDSAL2020.42.8

Artist/Designer/Maker

MacLeod, Norman - Attributed To

Production date

1792

Material

Paper
Pen
Wash
Ink

Technique

Drawing

Dimensions

Height: 448mm
Width: 340mm

Inscriptions

Inscription content

This cup has been very long in the Family of MacLeod who are descended from the Danish or Norwegian Vice Roys of the Isle of Man. A Tradition says that it was presented to a Macleod, by an Irish prince whom he had assisted in War. Its name is Niroil Gloindu. The first a proper name; the last signifies black kneed, which probably refers to the four black legs on which it stands. ...July eighth 1792 Norman Macleod.

Presented to the Society of Antiquaries of London By Robt: Riddell

Inscription content

Archæologia Vol. XXII. p 408.

References

Reference (free text)

Archaeologia 22 (1829): 407-409. Illustration (Engraving), pl. XXXIII, opp. p. 408. A full description of the cup by William Daniell, with his translation of the inscription.