Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Reginalds Tower Sketches

Bone Flute, Hiberno Norse Waterford, 1150

Pricket Candlestick, Hiberno Norse Waterford, 1150

A few weeks ago I had a few hours to sketch in Reginalds tower in Waterford city. One of the best things about the city is its three museums with their great collections and Reginalds tower is one of them, well worth the €3 admission. If you're there to sketch though you have to seek permission from the OPW. But they are very good about it and accommodating, and sketching at the museum makes it well worth the asking!

The first sketch above is a a bone flute from Viking Waterford, or at that stage, Hiberno Norse Waterford, from 1150, its apparently from the bone of a swan or goose. The other is also from around the same time, its a Pricket Candlestick from 1070-1150, it said on the information plaque "its ensconced in a joint in masonry or in a wooden post"

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