A mirror decorated in a swirling early Celtic style using engraved circles, ovals and arches, emphasised by a fine basket weave in fill.
Shillington mirror & brooch by Unknown Artist, 7020 BC
© Wardown House – Museum and Gallery
- Bronze (mirror) & silver (brooch)
- Mirror diameter: 20 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £7,000 ( Total: £35,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Found by metal detectorists at a farm in Shillington, Bedfordshire.
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