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The Alfred Jewel is probably the single most famous archaeological object in England. It is comprised of a piece of cloisonne enamel depicting a human figure, though to be a representation of the sense of sight. The enamel is covered by a polished piece of rock crystal and set in a gold frame that terminates in a beast's head.

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The Alfred Jewel is probably the single most famous archaeological object in England. It is comprised of a piece of cloisonne enamel depicting a human figure, though to be a representation of the sense of sight. The enamel is covered by a polished piece of rock crystal and set in a gold frame that terminates in a beast's head.