Shillington mirror & brooch by Unknown Artist

A mirror decorated in a swirling early Celtic style using engraved circles, ovals and arches, emphasised by a fine basket weave in fill.

Details

Medium:
Bronze (mirror) & silver (brooch)
Dimensions:
Mirror diameter: 20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The mirror is round with a relatively simple loop handle which is typical of its time. The brooch was found in close proximity to the mirror together with some pottery shards.

Provenance

Found by metal detectorists at a farm in Shillington, Bedfordshire.

Venue details

Wardown House – Museum and Gallery Old Bedford Road, LUTON Bedfordshire LU2 7HA 01582 546722 www.wardownparkmuseum.com

Entry details

Free to all

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