Head - SMC130
in the north transept chapel of St Magnus Cathedral is a carved
soapstone head. The head is a replica of a carving of King
Magnus Hakonsson from Nidaros Cathedral in Norway.
The head was presented to the People of Orkney during the
1994 state visit of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway.
The head is carved from soapstone, also known as steatite,
and is the consolidated form of the mineral talc.
Other items with direct Norwegian connections can be found
in the Cathedral, such as the, flag, the Norwegian Bible,
and the Hordaland Tapestry.