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Drawing of an artefact; possibly of bone; entitled: 'Keiss Rd. Broch, 1894'.

SC 876692

Description Drawing of an artefact; possibly of bone; entitled: 'Keiss Rd. Broch, 1894'.

Date 1894

Collection John Nicolson

Catalogue Number SC 876692

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of E 49434 CN

Scope and Content Watercolour of a bone point from Keiss Road broch, Caithness, Highland Keiss Road, or Kirk Toft's, is located next to the cemetery at Keiss in north-east Caithness. It was excavated between 1893-5 by Sir Francis Tress Barry (1825-1907), who was the proprietor of the Keiss estate. The broch can still be visited today. This watercolour by John Nicolson (1843-1934) shows a bone point that was recovered during Barry's investigations at Keiss Road broch. It is likely to have been used to punch holes in leather. Such finds are commonplace on broch sites. Nicolson was born in Stemster, John O' Groats, and lived at Nybster for most of his life. He was a skilled sculptor and artist with a keen interest in the archaeology of the area and assisted with many of Barry's excavations. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference PPD no number 39


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 146) John Nicolson

Group Level (551 146/2) Archaeology Papers and Artwork

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