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A knotty plaque

Object number: ROMGH.2011.16.1.13

Type: Plaque

Technique: Carved

Material: Wood

Width: 7cm | Height: 4cm | Depth: 0.5cm

Production date: 1920 - 1968

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Use the same Celtic patterns in your art and craft work Yes
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This looks rather like a work in progress or an experimental piece. It doesn’t seem to be quite finished. The design is quite complex for such a small carving and must have been difficult to produce. It’s fascinating working out how two apparent circles have been linked to make the oval shape.

It’s a shame that we don’t know who created the plaque, or when. Perhaps it was one of Bain’s school pupils, or a member of his family.

Author: Diana Cobden

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