It’s just spectacular. There really isn’t a parallel. That is partly because of the time period it comes from. We imagine that a lot of ecclesiastical treasures were robbed from monasteries – that’s what the historical record of the Viking age describes to us. This is one of the survivals. The quality of the workmanship is just incredible. It’s a real privilege to see this after 1,000 years.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The Galloway Hoard, All Cleaned Up
Galloway Hoard was acquired by the National Museums of Scotland in 2017.