Early Medieval skillet by Unknown Artist

This vessel was probably used in baptism ceremonies and dates from the same period when Anglo Saxon England was slowly becoming Christianised.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
34.8 x 18.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,750 ( Total: £5,500)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Discovered near Shalfleet by a metal detectorist.

Venue details

Museum of Island History NEWPORT Isle of Wight PO30 1TY

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £2)

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