Scar Dragon Plaque
Mr Wallace asked me if I could make a copy of a plaque found at The Scar Viking Boat Burial. He is an Orkney man and was intrigued by the plaque which is made of Whalebone and has been carbon dated to between 875AD and 950AD.
It was an interesting commission which I enjoyed making. The size is actually quite small about A4 in fact, so cutting out around the heads of the Dragons did present a few challenges. It really made me appreciate the skill of the original Viking craftsman who made it!
Very clever those Vikings!
I didn't make an exact copy which would have had to be distressed much more.
Sycamore was the ideal wood for the project and I chose some with a very straight grain.
I think it could be the basis for a stunning cheese board if made much bigger and from thicker wood. I'm open to offers if anyone wants to commiision a truly unique present.