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Steatite bowl
Oval steatite bowl with a hole in one side. Fishing weight with markings from the Norse era
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Norse
Approx. 12cm high; approx. 15cm diameter
The bowl was found at the bottom of the Clavie, Tresta, Fetlar. The hole appears to have been made deliberately, but the purpose of the hole is unknown. The material, steatite, was quarried by the Norse at Houbie in Fetlar, slightly along the coast from where the bowl was found. The quarry shows marks in the rock with "bowl" shapes.

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