Carved Stone Ball, Dunrobin CastleYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This ‘carved stone ball from Orkney’ is held in the collections of Dunrobin Castle Museum, Sutherland. This carved stone purports to be a late Neolithic carved stone ball, but the 3-knobbed form is unusual and bears some resemblance to Viking weights.
The artefact was manufactured from a soft siltstone cobble and the carved lines were produced with a sharp knife or blade; striations can be seen over much of the surface. The fresh condition of the cut marks and absence of any use-wear, raise questions over the age of this artefact.
Weight: 356g. L: 75.4mm, B: 65mm, D: 68.4mm.
Model created from images taken with permission of Dunrobin Castle Museum.