Serpentine egg

A trip through the Orkney Museum in Tankerness House in Kirkwall is an essential part of any visit to Orkney. There are wonders, curiosities and jaw-dropping relics of earlier times at every turn. Here’s a 1,600 to 2,000 year old carved egg made of serpentine, a stone which isn’t even found on Orkney. It looks like an Auk’s egg and was found in Burray. What a beautiful object.

Carved egg - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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