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From Talisker Moor, Skye

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This wooden bowl was found on Talisker Moor on Skye. It was carved sometime between 15 and 385 AD from a single piece of alder from a tree around 30 cm in diameter.

The incomplete oval round-bottomed bowl, pictured here tilted with its belly uppermost, has perforated vertical handles. The outside is ornamented with decorative.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-184-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.IP 4
Date: 15 - 385 AD
Between 15 and 385 AD
Material: Wood, alder; handled; decorative knife and gouge marks on exterior
Dimensions: 120 mm H (reconstructed); 200 rim Dia (reconstructed)
What: Bowl, lugged
Who: M.E. Graham (Finder)
Where: Scotland, Inverness-shire, Skye, Talisker Moor
Description: Handled bowl of alder with decorative knife and gouge marks on exterior, from Talisker Moor, Skye, 15 - 385 AD
  • Barber, J. A wooden bowl from Talisker Moor, Skye PSAS CXII (1982), 578-79 
  • Barker, J. 1982 'A wooden bowl from Talisker Moor, Skye', PSAS 112 (1982) 578-9 
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