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.
Labels: archaeology, art, history
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