This vessel was probably used in baptism ceremonies and dates from the same period when Anglo Saxon England was slowly becoming Christianised.
Early Medieval skillet by Unknown Artist, 7th or 8th century
© Museum of Island History
- 34.8 x 18.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,750 ( Total: £5,500)
- Acquired in:
- K J Plant
This object represents the beginning of the process of Christianisation on the Isle of Wight and is the earliest example of the Christian church's religious tools.
Discovered near Shalfleet by a metal detectorist.
Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £2)