Record Details

NHER Number:2905
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon or early medieval ivory plaque


A Late Saxon or early medieval elaborately carved ivory plaque was found in about 1847. It features the figure of Christ, together with St Mary and St Peter.

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Full description

Found in about 1847. Small ivory rectangular plaque 10cm by 5.7cm (4 inches by 2 1/4 inches) elaborately carved. Christ in centre, hands in benediction. St Mary and St Peter on either side (names inscribed above). ?Angels below and five figures at bottom. (S3) calls 12th century.

Probably early medieval: Late Saxon, about 960 AD, says Talbot-Rice: post 1066 says Verurek.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PLAQUE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PLAQUE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Elmham (North).
<S1>Serial: 1891. Cambridge Archaeological Society Collection. Vol VI.
<S2>Article in Serial: 24 May 1887. [unknown]. Vol XCIX-C, Rep.
<S3>Serial: Goldschmidt. Elfenhein skulpturen.. Vol IV, no 270, pp 55, 173.
<S4>Publication: Rice, D.T.. 1952. English Art 871-1100. p.63 pl.32.

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