Brooch composed of a framework of bronze cells enclosing bosses of shell with garnet eyes, & panels of gold filigree & garnets on gold foil backing with blue glass insertions.
Jewelled brooch by Unknown Artist, 7th century
© Ashmolean Museum
- Bronze, silver, gold, garnet
- 6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £4,000)
- Acquired in:
- M R Baxter
All are mounted together on a silver backplate & bound with a gold rim.
Found in a woman's grave at Monkton on the Isle of Thanet during the course of drainage works; M.R.Baxter.