Medieval mount of reclining knight

Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC By 2.0
Object type: Ampulla
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 26/09/2021
Location: Wychavon, Worcestershire


This incomplete plaque of a reclining knight would have been part of a larger frieze in a church of chapel. The knight represents the Roman soldier who would have been guarding Christ’s tomb as part of the Medieval Resurrection scene. It is a Find of Note: County importance.