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Brooch

Description

Brooch-pin of silver, with amber, red glass and gold inlay, from Westness, Rousay, Orkney, 8th century AD

Museum reference

X.IL 728

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Brooch

Date

8th century

Materials

Silver, Gold, Amber, Glass

Physical description

Silver, poor quality; circular head in form of penannular brooch; decorated sunk panels containing gold filigree bordered by lines of red glass; four round amber and four semicircular insets; pin top above hinge has groove for glass inlay round a semicircular amber inset

Collection place(s)

Westness, Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

  • Amazing Amber (10 May 2013 - 08 Sep 2013)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/scottish-history-and-archaeology/westness-brooch-pin/

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