Blackwell, Alice (2007) An Anglo-Saxon figure-decorated plaque from Ayton (Scottish Borders), its parallels and implications. Medieval Archaeology, 51. pp. 165-172. ISSN 0076-6097Full text not available from this repository.
An Anglo-Saxon plaque decorated with a human figure was found by a metal detectorist in the vicinity of the village of Ayton in 2003 (NGR: NT 92 61),1 and is now in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh (NMS, X.IG 22). The complete human form is rare within early Anglo-Saxon art and as such the Ayton plaque is a very significant find, not least since it was found in the Scottish Borders, a significant distance from its closest parallels. It is also an important addition to the corpus of material culture found within the 7th-century kingdom of Northumbria.
|Additional Information:||© 2007 Society for Medieval Archaeology|
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology|
|Theme:||Material culture: creation and use|
|Department:||Archaeology (to 2011)|
|Depositing User:||Mark Glancy|
|Date Deposited:||06 Apr 2010 11:02|
|Last Modified:||13 Apr 2010 10:19|
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