Friday, 16 September 2011

UHI Celebration - 15

Another fabulous view of the mace!

The mace is made from silver and wood - with indigenous Scottish light ash for the shaft - and some gold and mixed metals in the detail. The ornamentation symbolises sand and beaches, water and air, while the lower mount is adorned with three 18ct yellow gold wires depicting mountains. A concave plate is mounted at the very bottom of the mace, reflecting the theme of water and waves.

The mace is engraved with the names of our sponsor universities. At the crown there is a slightly domed top plate engraved with the name of our university.

Happy Feast!

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