The Achavrail Armlet by Unknown Artist

This massive armlet weighing 792g was found in April 1901 by a crofter ploughing a field at Achavrail, Rogart, Sutherland, in north-eastern Scotland.

Details

Medium:
Patinated bronze
Dimensions:
9 x 10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £100,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Christie's

It was sold by the Sutherland Trust in 1986 and seemed certain to go abroad, when its export licence was temporarily deferred and it was saved for Inverness. When freshly burnished, it would have been a rich gold colour.

Provenance

Discovered in early 1900s in Sutherland and kept in the Dunrobin Castle Museum. The Sutherland Trust.

Venue details

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Castle Wynd, INVERNESS Highlands and Islands IV2 3EB 01463 237 114 www.inverness.highland.museum

Entry details

Free to all

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