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from Gunnister, Northmavine, Shetland

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Shirt (back)

This is the back 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 right arm is torn half way up the sleeve.

Some of the possessions found with the man's body were a wooden pail, a horn spoon and a knife handle which all could have been used for preparing and eating food.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-792-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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