Shirt (front)

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from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland

Postcard of Shirt (front).
© National Museums Scotland

Shirt (front)

This is the front of a brown woollen cloth shirt, discovered on a man's body found at Gunnister in Northmavine in Shetland in the late 17th century. When he died, the man was wearing a coat, jacket, shirt, breeches, cap and stockings.

The full-length shirt fastens from the waist up with ten buttons.

Some of the possessions found with the man's body were a quill and writing board for writing and a horn, possibly for ink. He was also carrying a knitted woollen purse and a silk ribbon.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-395-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NA 1039
Date: Late 17th century
Material: Cloth, woollen
Dimensions: 838 mm L x 508 mm W
What: Shirt
Subject: Costume, etc. (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Shetland, Northmavine, Gunnister
Description: Cloth shirt of brown wool, found at Gunnister, Shetland
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