medieval ~ replicas  (Netherlands)

This "medieval" replica by Hans Rooijers has pieces formed exactly as pieces in use in Europe in the 11th and 12th century. Original pieces are made of rock crystal, bone or some kind of ivory (like walrus). The use of pumice stone is remarkable! Also the size is much bigger than originals!

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  • Netherlands, by Hans Rooijers
  • 1974
  • Pumice stone K 9.9; p 6.9

This "Leeuwarder Koning" is a replica of the original found in Leeuwarden in 1938. The original is dated ca. 1250. At the time it was found, it was the oldest piece in the Netherlands so far. Later on an older piece was found elsewhere in the Netherlands (...more information on that will follow...)

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  • Netherlands, replica of oldest piece
    (at time it was found in 1938)
  • 1976
  • Resin K 5.6