Part of National Museums Liverpool
A selection of objects from some of the 1000 items from Anglo-Saxon England (5th-10th centuries AD) all overwhelmingly from the original donation of Joseph Mayer in 1867. Many of these were excavated in the late 18th century by the Reverend Bryan Faussett (1720-1776) and include several exceptional objects, such as the Kingston Brooch, the largest known Anglo-Saxon composite brooch ever discovered.
This rare and exciting fragment of Anglo-Saxon sculpture was found on an archaeological excavation at Mark Rake, Bromborough, Wirral in late 2016! The carved sandstone fragment is part of a slab carved between 900 and 1100 AD, and is decorated with incised lines marking out a border around what is probably a cross.
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