About this object

  • ID:

    ABS86[607]<430>

  • Production date:

    Saxo-Norman; 11th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London Gallery: Viking London: London At War

  • Rib bone carved with trial patterns and interlaced designs. Both the English and the Scandinavians liked complex decoration. Bones and sometimes pottery fragments are found scratched with decorative motifs. The artists may have been trying out ideas, or the bones may have been patterns to show to clients or training guides for apprentices.

  • Measurements

    L 159 mm; W 30 mm

  • Materials

    bone

  • Last Updated

    2017-06-15

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    archaeological archive

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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