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Quill

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From Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland

Postcard of Quill.
000-100-103-390-C
© National Museums Scotland

Quill

This piece of quill was found at Gunnister in Northmavine in Shetland, along with the body of a man. The quill dates from the late 17th century.

Piece of quill

Before pens, feather quills were sharpened and dipped in ink so that they could be used to write with.


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Online ID: 000-100-103-390-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MP 689
Date: Late 17th century
Material: Feather
Dimensions: 2.75" L
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Subject: Tools, implements and miscellaneous (NMAS Classification)
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Where: Scotland, Shetland, Northmavine, Gunnister
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