Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Lullingstone Bowl

Excavated in Kent, England in the 19th century, dated on stylistic grounds to the 7th or 8th century CE. Bronze and silver. Now in the British Museum.


These drawings give a clearer idea of the the design. Double axes covered with Celtic interlacing seem like the concoction of a modern artist, but no, this is a real medieval object.

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