This possible ‘plain stone ball’ is not finely shaped, but exhibits a smooth worn surface. It was found at Stoniehall, Firth, Orkney and was possibly found in Cuween Tomb during informal excavations in 1888. Other artefacts with this white ‘postage stamp’ label include one labelled ‘Picts house, Firth’ and a grinder that matches a contemporary description of a stone tool found in the tomb
This artefact formed part of James Walls Cursiter’s (1851-1939) extensive collection of prehistoric artefacts from Orkney and Shetland. This collection was donated to the Hunterian Museum c.1914.
L:83mm, B:77.4mm, T:71mm. W:622.4g.
GLAHM B.1914.577. © Hunterian Museum
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