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Carved Walrus Ivory Plaque

Carved Walrus Ivory Plaque


This walrus ivory plaque or carved panel shows images of the crucifixion (Jesus on the cross). The panel is in the shape of a small rectangle with borders that are pierced with eight holes, indicating that the panel was likely attached to a larger object. Similar examples are thought to have been part of a larger cross. The panel shows the figure of Christ resting upon a suppedaneum beneath the hand of God. The cross has raised borders with the symbols of the four Evangelists shown at the corners of the plaque. English, Anglo-Saxon.

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