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Incised slate


Carving of a Viking ship on a slate, from Jarlshof, 800 - 1100 AD

Museum reference

X.HSA 790



Object name

Incised slate


9th - 11th century


Stone, Slate

Physical description

Stone; drawing of ship, high prow and stern, mast, rigging, broad steering oar; lattice pattern on back

Collection place(s)

Jarlshof, Sumburgh, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe


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