Viking Whalebone Plaque

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Irina-Maria Manea
by joyofmuseums
published on 05 March 2021
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Viking Whalebone Plaque, in the shape of two dragons facing each other with details added on one side of the plaque. It is also decorated with dotted circles and geometric designs. Found in a boat burial. The function of these whalebone plaques is uncertain. Might have been some kind of ironing-board for smoothing folds and seams in linen clothing; used in the manufacture of textiles; or even serving-platters for food at high status feasts. Collection of the British Museum.

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joyofmuseums, . (2021, March 05). Viking Whalebone Plaque. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13553/viking-whalebone-plaque/

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