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The Dunaverny Flesh Hook

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,1222.1

  • Title (object)

    • The Dunaverny Flesh Hook
  • Description

    Fleshhook with bird ornaments: the three bronze ferrules were originally linked by pieces of oak shaft, thus creating a long-handled instrument; a surviving fragment of oak is inset with copper alloy strips in herring-bone design; the bird models seem to represent a pair of corvids, perhaps ravens, and a pair of swans with their cygnets.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 950BC-750BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Bibliography

    • Bowman & Needham 2007 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G51/dc10

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2015-2016 24 Sep-31 Jan, London, BM, G30, 'Celts: Art and Identity' 2004 Oct 26-2005 Feb 26, Belfast, Ulster Museum, Early Ireland 1977 London, BM, Animals in Art

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Acquisition notes

    Found in the bog of Dunaverney in 1829.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1856,1222.1

Fleshhook with bird ornaments: the three bronze ferrules were originally linked by pieces of oak shaft, thus creating a long-handled instrument; a surviving fragment of oak is inset with copper alloy strips in herringbone design; the bird models seem to represent a pair of corvids, perhaps ravens, and a pair of swans with their cygnets.

Fleshhook with bird ornaments: the three bronze ferrules were originally linked by pieces of oak shaft, thus creating a long-handled instrument; a surviving fragment of oak is inset with copper alloy strips in herringbone design; the bird models seem to represent a pair of corvids, perhaps ravens, and a pair of swans with their cygnets.

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