Winchester Angel

Winchester City Museum0950/1000

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

This carved panel made from walrus ivory shows two angels, in so-called 'Winchester' style. It was probably originally mounted on the roof gable of a house-shaped shrine, which would have contained holy relics. It probably dates to the second half of the 10th century, and was found in a garden in Winchester.


  • Title: Winchester Angel
  • Creator: Winchester City Museum
  • Date Created: 0950/1000
  • Physical Dimensions: 76 (length) x 48 (width) x 7 mm (thickness)
  • Provenance: Found at 'Landour', St Cross, Winchester, Hampshire
  • External Link: http://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/winchester-city-museum
  • Registration number: WINCM:ARCH 817
  • Material: ivory
  • Copyright: Hampshire Cultural Trust (Winchester City Museum)

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