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Carved Stone Ball, Dunrobin Castle 3D 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.