MHG53546 - Stone mace head - Heights of Brae
The findspot of a stone mace head.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
- None recorded
This object was loaned to Groam House Museum in 2010 by the National Museum of Scotland to form part of a display of objects from the Maclean Collection being put together by the ARCH Display the Past project. Copies of ARCH's display material and images from National Museums Scotland were submitted to the HER as part of the project.
The object label reads as follows:
"This macehead was found at River Crofts/Heights of Brae. Maceheads take a very long time to make and are often associated with henge monuments. This one is believed to have been found close to what is described as a stone ring, but is likely to be a chambered cairn, at Fodderty. The central hole was probably created using a bow drill and an abrasive grit/sand and water paste." <1>-<4>
Under Acc. No. AH 189 in the NMS. <5>
- <1> SHG24752 Collection/Project Archive: ARCH. 2010. ARCH Display the Past Project: Dr William MacLean – a forgotten collector; the man, his sites and finds. ARCH. Yes. Object label 10.
- <2> SHG24753 Collection/Catalogue: National Museums of Scotland. Catalogue of objects in Maclean Collection 1931. Digital. X.AH 189.
- <3> SHG24754 Image/Photograph(s): National Museums Scotland. Images of objects in Maclean Collection. Colour. . Digital. X.AQ 189_009205, 009220.
- <4> SHG24755 Image/Photograph(s): Cowie, T. Images of objects in Maclean Collection. Colour. . Digital. X.AQ 189 (1) - (6).
- <5> SHG28278 Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AH 189.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 514 614 (200m by 200m) (Estimated from sources)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- MACE (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
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