Craigentinny Crescent

The Miller Mausoleum

'The Craigentinny Marbles'

The north side of the mausoleum   -   view from the NE

The north side of the Christie Miller Mausoleum in Craigentinny Crescent  -  view from the NE

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk         tograph taken:  20 Feb 2004

 

Christie Miller Mausoleum

The Mausoleum

The Christie Miller Mausoleum is a huge tomb that dwarfs the surrounding houses in Craigentinny Crescent, to the north of the Edinburgh-Portobello road between Piershill and Portobello.

The monument was designed by David Rhind and carved by Alfred Gatley

'The Overthrow of Pharaoh in the red sea'

Two marble sculptures of Biblical scenes, carved in low relief, were fixed to the monument in 1867.  They are known as 'The Craigentinny Marbles'.  

The north side of the Christie Miller Mausoleum in Craigentinny Crescent  -  view from the NE

The sculpture on this side of the monument is: 'The Overthrow of Pharaoh in the red sea.

Here is the other side of the Monument:

The south side of the Christie Miller Mausoleum in Craigentinny Crescent  -  view from the SE

 

 

 

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