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Standing male earthenware figure, Bronze and Iron Age, 300 BCE–200 A.D. Indonesia, eastern Java H. 5 3/8". In Southeast Asia, earthenware sculptures appear to be unique to Indonesia in this period. Theory: Figures with uplifted arms are often identified as images of ancestors among the indigenous cultures of Indonesia. Representing both actual and legendary forebears, such figures were often intended to contain the spirit of an ancestor during rituals.
This map shows how Britain was organised in around 550 AD. When the Saxons and Angles invaded Britain they had to defeat the native Britons. This is the era of Arthur who, legend states, defended Britain against the invaders. The Saxons managed to defeat the Britons and take control of the country. The Saxons settled mainly in the south of England, while the Angles settled mainly on the east coast.
Disk Brooch, circa 600-500, Vendel, copper alloy, gilt. This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.