Artwork : ArchiveNo00144

Angel Icon 1545





Contributor Name Mary Rose
Contributor Image Andy_Elkerton.jpg

Location Portsea
Collection Date 06.06.08 11.20am
Artefact Name Angel Icon
Artefact Description Carved bone. Two angels holding candles with a window open at the top.
11.4cm x 2.7cm x 0.9cm
Weight – 32.5g. Very good condition.
Artefact Date 1545
Artefact Stored Mary Rose Museum
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Angel_icon.jpg
Sample Taken No sample
Sample Image

History of Artefact It belonged to one of the officers on the Mary Rose. It was found in a chest – only the officers would have these chests. It was found on the main deck towards the Stern. The Embriachi caskets come from Italy – from the fifteenth century. It is a religious object.
Historian Andy Elkerton
Previous Owners Officer on the Mary Rose
Special Memories ‘It’s very difficult to carve bone – it involves lots of small chisels and files. It’s very time consuming. They would probably have rubbed it with sand to smooth it down.‘
Historian - Andy Elkerton
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