This object comes from the largest Anglo-Saxon cemetery excavated in England. The cemetery, in Norfolk, was begun around AD 425 and provides evidence for the Anglo-Saxons in Britain over almost two hundred years from the earliest stages of settlement. The figure is unique in England, but provides a good starting point for exploring some of the changes that took place in the first century after the end of Roman rule.
Spong Hill, North Elmham, Norfolk
AD 500 – 600
height: 14 cm
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
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