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Lucy-Ann Pegg

When approaching this project, I was immediately interested in the Mystery Warrior's grave, the way it was discovered and the items that were carefully placed inside. The Iron Age was a period which saw a greater degree of continental influence and the introduction of new metalworking technology - this could be a reason as to why the warrior was buried with his elaborate sword and Helmet. There were many different methods of burial but the two that stand out to me in regard to The Mystery Warrior are Welwyn-type burials and Kingly burials. Welwyn-type burials include burial of cremated bone in a pit with goods associated with feasting, personal equipment and other items such as gaming sets. Kingly burials contained imported luxury goods such as bronze furniture fittings, and iron chain mail with bronze and silver decoration. Romans visited their graves regularly with offerings of food and wine. When making my own piece I wanted to re-create a miniature version of the mystery warriors skeleton laying in his grave and mix it with the modern-day method of celebrating burials of decorating with flowers. The way the warrior was buried with his prized sword and helmet speaks of the plentiful attention he receives and so to represent this I chose to place him on a red velvet backdrop signifying that lavishness.

Lucy-Ann Pegg

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