Saville, Alan (Research Associate) (2015) A Neolithic carved stone ball from Scotland, acquired by Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), with comments on the Scottish connections of Lubbock and his collection. The Antiquaries journal, 95. pp. 1-20. ISSN 0003-5815

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A previously unpublished Neolithic carved stone ball from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is described. This intricately decorated object formed part of tht collection of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury) and is now housed at the Bromley Museum, Orpington, Greater London. The intrinsic importance of this ball is discussed and its interest is enhanced by the details of its collection history. The acquisition of other items from Scotland in the Avebury Collection at Bromley Museum is put in the context of Lubbock'c contacts and visits to Scotland.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 10:54
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 10:54

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