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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Skull wearing glasses, Part II

Posted by Dawn-Ann on May 12, 2010

If you’ve been reading my blog, you may recall an entry I wrote about a carving of a skull I found in a Kirkpatrick mausoleum. The skull appeared to be wearing glasses.

Is this a skull wearing glasses?

I searched and searched online and could find nothing about any other such carvings and thought it was probably just a one-off – a tribute to the great Kirkpatrick sense of humor.

However, some kind soul recently dug up a link for me in answer to a query I posted on

Here is a link to the page in question. If you scroll down to the Kirkliston Graveston bit, you can see another carving of a skull wearing glasses – also in Scotland!

Those wacky Scots. What were they trying to tell us? Perhaps the person the skull represented was educated? Perhaps they wore glasses when they were alive? The mystery is far from solved but I find it oddly comforting to think that the Kirkpatrick skull was not the only one thus decorated!


One Response to “Skull wearing glasses, Part II”
  1. Carol Kolb says:

    I was looking at the skull of Robert de Bruse in the museum link on your site and it had a real high cheek bone and looking at it sideways it sure looked like it could seen as glasses also. It is the structure of his bones. Carol

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