This beautiful bone pendant was found during an excavation of Poulnabrone Portal Tomb which was used for burials from c3800 to 3200 B.C. Various other dress accessories like stone disc beads and bone pin fragments were also uncovered at the tomb. The artefacts are displayed as part of the Earth theme in Clare Museum, Ennis. The entire Riches of Clare Collection can be viewed here online. Take time to click the images for stunning larger photos of the artefacts. For background information, Mairéad Dunlevy’s article, Costume in Clare, is a fascinating history of dress in the county.