Saturday, 15 November 2014

Massive Metalwork

The Fetlar Bronze Armlet (below) was found at Brough Lodge (above) as part of a hoard in 1772. It dates from a period in the latter part of the Iron Age when there was a 'massive metalwork' phase evident in the north of Scotland. It became part of a collection in the University of Cambridge, but will be on view at the Shetland Museum, Lerwick until 20 January 2015. The full story of this intricate, hinged piece of body armour is to be found in Shetland News.

Scottish Islands Explorer - requires a different type of craftsmanship

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