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Rushen Abbey candle

Date made: 1500s

Description: A beeswax candle with a wick made from several strands of rushes. It still has traces of red paint and gilding visible. It was found at Rushen Abbey and handed down through generations of the family of Thomas Moore, MHK.

Measurements: 20cm x 1.5cm

Materials: beeswax

Object name: candle

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1954-2884

Subject tags : #MM100


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