This box is known as the Franks casket after the curator who bought it for the British Museum in the AD 1800s. Made in Northumbria, it shows scenes from Anglo-Saxon myths, from the story of Christ and from Roman history and legend. The casket can be used to explore the diversity of traditions within Anglo-Saxon art and culture and to introduce aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature and language.
Acquired in Auzon, France
About AD 700
whalebone; originally stained in colours
length: 22.9 cm
width: 19 cm
height: 10.9 cm
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