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String of beads

Description

String of thirty nine glass and paste beads of various colours and patterns, from a grave of a woman and infant, Westness, Orkney, 850 - 900 AD

Museum reference

X.IL 740

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

String of beads

Date

Second half 9th century

Materials

Glass, Paste, Stone, Bone, String

Physical description

Glass and paste, various colours and patterns; one white stone bead; one thin disc of bone; on string

Collection place(s)

Westness, Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

  • Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked (21 May 2010 - 12 Sep 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland
    Aberdeen Art Gallery
    Shetland Museum and Archives
    Museum nan Eilean

References

Maldonado, A. 2021. Crucible of Nations: Scotland from Viking Age to Medieval Kingdom. Edinburgh: National Museums Scotland.

On display

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