Inspired by ceremonial rattles found in the Oseburg burial Max has created a modern day version forged from steel with hand crafted wooden handles.
Alongside the spectacularly well preserved Viking longboat, the excavations at Oseburg in Norway turned up a diverse range of grave goods. Could the rattles found in the burial have had a ceremonial purpose? Or was their function more prosaic as a musical instrument or even as an early sleigh bell? We will probably never know...
You can learn more about the Oseburg burials here.
Dimensions of the rattle: 30 x 30cm
Dimensions of the handle: 26cm