G235 Blue Glass Jar

£25.00

Blue Glass Jar. Anglo-Saxon, 7th century AD. Copy from one found at the mound burial at Broomfield, Essex, England.
Blue jars of this type are thought to have been made at Faversham in Kent in the late sixth and early seventh centuries. Some were exported from the Kentish workshops to clients in other Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, as this example shows; others have been found as far afield as Norway. The jar came from a high-status grave beneath a mound that was damaged by gravel working around 1888. The mound was subsequently excavated in 1894, when a fragment of a second blue glass jar and a gold and garnet inlay from the tongue of a lost buckle were also found. Fragments of an almost identical jar were found in Mound 2 in the royal cemetery at Sutton Hoo, which was the burial of a high-status man in a chamber sealed by a boat.

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