|ossamenta (ossamenta) wrote,|
@ 2010-10-27 07:59 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||artefacts, medieval, shiny shiny things|
My latest find was a bone quill. It's a radius from a large bird, probably goose, but I need to check it against a good reference collection first. Quills like these were commonly used in the medieval period, not only by monks, but by other scribes too (court records, recipe collections, merchants' inventories etc). Here are instructions on how to make one yourself.
And here's a close-up of the tip, with some soil still remaining in the marrow cavity: