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Anglo-Saxon triangular ivory panel

Anglo-Saxon triangular ivory panel Anglo-Saxon, second half of the 10th century AD Found in the garden of "Landour", St Cross, Winchester, Hampshire Carved in high relief on walrus ivory, this panel is a superb example of late Anglo-Saxon art of the Winchester School. The panel depicts two angels with outspread wings flying downwards, their hands lifted in adoration. A piece of drapery flutters over their nether arms. Above them, at the apex of the triangle, a leaf sprig uncurls from a triple acanthus spray. The surface is highly polished. On display at City Museum. WINCM:ARCH 817

Anglo-Saxon triangular ivory panel Anglo-Saxon, second half of the 10th century AD Found in the garden of “Landour”, St Cross, Winchester, Hampshire Carved in high relief on walrus ivory, this panel is a superb example of late Anglo-Saxon art of the Winchester School. The panel depicts two angels with outspread wings flying downwards, their hands lifted in adoration. A piece of drapery flutters over their nether arms. Above them, at the apex of the triangle, a leaf sprig uncurls from a triple acanthus spray. The surface is highly polished. On display at City Museum. WINCM:ARCH 817

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  • Image date: May 28, 2015 @ 15:19
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