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Anglo-Saxon Goddess Figurine

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 741

Estimate
GBP (£) 300 - 500
EUR (€) 340 - 560
USD ($) 420 - 700
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,760

ANGLO-SAXON GODDESS FIGURINE

Circa 5th-7th century AD. A cast bronze figurine of a female with bulbous head and plaited hair to the rear, D-shaped face with annular eyes and flat nose, the left hand supporting the right breast, the right hand on the stomach; the legs and feet undersized, the pudendum oversized. Copper-alloy, 33 grams, 56 mm.

Condition
Fine condition, a cleaned river find with some wear.

Provenance
From an old English collection, found in the River Deben near Eyke, 1976.

Literature
Cf. figurine from Breach Down, Kent in Hammond, B. British Artefacts vol.1 - Early Anglo-Saxon.

Footnotes
The figurine probably represents the fertility goddess Frige, whose name is commemorated in 'Friday'.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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