Knife handle

Exquisitely made knife handle, masked with a leaf enshrouded head, probably someone enjoying May time festivities. A luxury item for someone of high status; a very personal item - everyone carried their own knife for eating with. Found during Perth High Street excavations

  • Material/Medium: walrus ivory
  • Date: 13-14 century
  • Creator: n/a
  • Accession number: PHS77 A110013
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Subject: n/a