Anthropomorphic pendant by Unknown Artist

The pendant appears to be of a religious iconographic nature and could be interpreted as a Talismanic piece, probably meant to represent an Anglo-Saxon deity.

Details

Medium:
Copper alloy & iron gilt in gold & silver, inlaid with garnet
Dimensions:
3 x 2.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
David Green

Worn on a chain around the neck, they presumably leant some form of protection to the wearer.

Provenance

Found with a metal detector near Doncaster.

Venue details

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery Chequer Road, DONCASTER South Yorkshire DN1 2AE 01302 734293 www.doncaster.gov.uk/museums

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