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Bead

Description

Fragment of a triangular bead of amber, part of a necklace, from a burial at the Knowes of Trotty, Huntiscarth, Orkney, Middle Bronze Age, 1800 - 1500 BC

Museum reference

X.EQ 130.1

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Bead

Date

Early Bronze Age
18th - 16th century BC

Materials

Amber

Physical description

Fragment; triangular perforated bead, split through one of two perforations; only one original face and edge survives.

Collection place(s)

Huntiscarth, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

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

References

Petrie, G. (1860) 'Notice of a barrow at Huntiscarth in the parish of Harray, Orkney, recently opened', Proceedings of the Society Antiquaries of Scotland 3, 1857-60, 195

On display

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