An exhibition bringing to life iconic objects from medieval Scotland is to go on display this week.
Celebrating a period of innovation and sophisticated craftsmanship, Creative Spirit: Revealing Early Medieval Scotland will showcase re-creations of objects that did not survive or are badly preserved.
Highlights include reconstructions of the Birnie Bell, a Pictish drinking horn and an early Christian leather satchel from Loch Glashan, Argyll, the type of which would have been used by monks to carry and protect the Bible.
The re-creations, due to go on display at the National Museum of Scotland, offer visitors a rare glimpse into the fascinating early medieval period of Scottish history.
Creative Spirit: Revealing Early Medieval Scotland will go on display from 25 October 2013 until 23 February 2014.