Today’s Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) exhibit items are all things that have ordinary uses, but are all decorated with different elements.
Like the Bone tools display, I found it difficult to categorize this display – and the only common element was that they seemed to be common items with decorative elements.
- The first item is an amber spindle whorl, from Scania, Sweden.
- The next is a polished amber bead from Viborg, Jutland, Denmark
- The third is a strap end mount made of silver with “Frankish leave ornamentation” from Viborg, Jutland, Denmark
- Next, is a dress pin, described as an Eastern Baltic style, c. 900 CE.
- The next is a strap end mount in an “Oriental style” according to the display, found in Nørholm, Jutland, Denmark
- The final item from the display is, a Baltic type of flint striker. The handle is decorated with a “pair of horsemen” according to the exhibit display. This was found at Bornholm, Denmark.
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