Floriate Bud Vase
The floriate cross, a design rarely seen on saucer brooches, is made prominent in pewter relief.
So-called for their flared rim, and worn in pairs at the shoulder to hold dresses up, saucer brooches were the most common form of brooch worn by Anglo-Saxon women. The Museum’s gilt bronze brooch which features the motif is early Anglo-Saxon, from 5th century Britain.
About the collection
A project with the British Museum, this collaboration draws on the public institution’s vast collection of over 8 million artefacts, documenting the story of human culture from its earliest days to the present. Each piece is marked with the British Museum logotype.