Whalebone plaque. 9th century CE, from a barrow burial at Lilleberge, Namdalen, Norway. For smoothing linen. This whalebone plaque is decorated with a pair of openwork horses' heads at the top and incised, ring-and-dot and geometric designs. It was found in a burial beside a woman's body, with a pair of oval brooches and strings of glass beads on the chest. In the British Museum.
The puppy was given to the Queen on her 18th birthday by King George VI, and her gravestone calls her ‘the faithful companion of the Queen’, an epitaph which is also used on the headstones of two of her descendants, Sugar and Heather. A stone boundary wall inset with plaques [commemorating more pets] separates the pet cemetery from the rest of the estate.