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between 12:00 Friday 15th December and 12:00 Monday 18th December


Field Visit

Date 28 September 2002

Event ID 616111

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Herm of Iain Crichton Smith by Michael Snowden.

A simple head and neck of the poet, showing him bald apart from hair at the sides, his eyes somewhat droopy, his ear higher on his left than on his right, and his mouth creasing in a slight smile. Gunsight eyes with irises faintly incised. The whole head has a green patina.

Inscriptions: On front of pedestal (incised letters): IAIN / CRICHTON / SMITH

[Two glass plaques bolted onto the sides of the pedestal contain the poet's biography and a poem, 'The Exiles', written in both Gaelic and English.]

Signatures: Bottom right of back (incised letters): Snowden

Design period: 2001-2002

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0859)

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