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This late Neolithic (c.3200-2300 BC) carved stone ball was found at Skara Brae.
This carved stone ball is manufactured from a fine-grained light grey sandstone. On one side this stone has been pecked and ground to forming a series of regular rouned knobs. The other side is much less regular and it appears that the knobs have only been partially shaped by pecking. Dorothy Marshall recorded 27 knobs on this artefact, but only 22 are clearly defined.
L:65.2mm, B:65.7mm, T:54.3mm. 208.7g
NMS X.HA 659. © National Museums Scotland.