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buckle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1831,1101.145

  • Description

    Buckle; walrus ivory; upper part, with tongue, turning upon piece of copper wire; front surface: engraved with floral designs upon hatched background.

  • Date

    • 1150-1175 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10 millimetres
    • Width: 29.3 millimetres
    • Length: 63.41 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1909 145 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G40/dc5

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2011 14 Nov-2012 22 Apr, USA, New York, The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis
    2011 15 Apr-12 Sep, Stornoway, Museum nan Eilean
    2011 29 Jan-27 Mar, Shetland Museum & Archives
    2010 7 Oct-8 Jan, Aberdeen Art Gallery
    2010 21 May-19 Sep, Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland
    2000 4 Apr-14 Oct, Stornoway, Museum nan Eilean, Norse & Viking Isles: Gall Ghadheil
    1995 Oct 12-1996 Jan 14, Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, 'Lewis Chessmen'
    1992 26 Dec-1993 14 Mar, Denmark, Copenhagen, Nationalmuseet, Vikings and Christians
    1992 1 Sep-15 Nov, Germany, Berlin, Altes Museum, Wikinger, Waräger, Normannen. Die Skandinavier und Europa 800-1200
    1992 1 Apr-20 Jul, France, Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Les Vikings... Les Scandinaves et l’Europe 800-1200

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1831

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1831,1101.145

Buckle; walrus ivory; upper part, with tongue, turning upon piece of copper wire; front surface: engraved with floral designs upon hatched background.

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