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Incised slate


Piece of slate with graffiti, with sketches of a man's head and a hen? on one side, and sketches of an old man's head and a seal on the other, found at Jarlshof, Shetland, 800 - 1100 AD

Museum reference

X.HSA 793



Object name

Incised slate


9th - 11th century



Physical description

Slate; drawing on one side, profile portrait of man (schematised curls, moustache, beard), three fowls beside man; drawing on other side, part of portrait of old man (moustache, beard), outline of seal or shark

Collection place(s)

Jarlshof, Sumburgh, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe

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Canmore Site Record

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