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Steatite Vessels

25 July 2022

These stone vessels, many with handles, were found at a variety of sites in Sutherland and are now on display at Dunrobin Castle Museum. They have been variously interpreted as lamps or cups, and are ...
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Cruisie lamp in Dunrobin Castle Museum

10 April 2021

© Anne MacInnes Cruisie (or crusie) lamps were formed of two boat-shaped iron bowls placed one above the other. Oil, often from fish, sea bird, seals or whales in coastal regions, dripped ...
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Medieval Sword Pommel from Sleat, Skye

02 March 2021

This cast copper alloy sword pommel was found on the Sleat peninsula of Skye. Its pommel is hollow, and open-sided up to around half of the body. It is slightly asymmetrical, suggesting crude manu...
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