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Poyllvaaish pendant

Date made: Mesolithic: 8000-4000 BC

Description: This is the oldest known piece of manufactured jewellery from the Island. It is a fragment of an oyster shell that has had a hole pierced in one end to form a pendant. Though very simple, it must have been a prized possession over six thousand years ago.

Materials: shell

Object name: pendant

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1954-0032/11.093

Subject tags : #MM100BEAUTIFULTHINGS


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