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Implement

Implement

  • Place of origin:

    Scandinavia (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 11th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved bone

  • Museum number:

    A.16-1933

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bone carving is possibly an amulet or a bodkin. It is decorated with concentric cirlces and is throught to be Scandinavian or Anglo Saxon and to date from the eleventh century.

Physical description

Bone carving, possibly an amulet or bodkin. Decorated with concentric circles. Stained a brownish colour. Apparently something has been broken away at the blunted end.

Place of Origin

Scandinavia (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 11th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved bone

Object history note

Given by Mr John Hunt.

Descriptive line

Carved bone pin or implement decorated with concentric circles, Anglo-saxon or Scandinavian, ca. 11th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

cf. Stephens. old Northern Runic Monuments. I, 1868.
Shetelig and Falk. Scandinavian Archaeology. 1937. p.243, passim.

Materials

Bone

Categories

Personal accessories; Jewellery

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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