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Resurrection egg

Burnt earth resurrection egg, with chocolate brown glaze. Decorated with horizontal yellow/white bands, whose ends point alternately up and down. The egg is hollow. In the bottom there is a drilled hole and in the egg there is a loose, rattling object which is unidentified. Resurrection eggs were early religious symbols for the resurrection of Christ, used primarily by the Eastern Church. From a Viking Age, Scandinavian perspective the egg and others of the same type provide tangible proof of East European Christian influence. Resurrection eggs are nowadays used as symbols in the Greek Orthodox Christian movement. Settlement find, Sigtuna, Sigtuna Parish, Uppland.

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Object number: 106843_HST

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