Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo:  Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London.  by Malcolm Bott

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two and early cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical a

The 7th century gold belt buckle found at Sutton Hoo ship burial, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk.

The century gold belt buckle found at the Sutton Hoo (Anglo-Saxon ship burial mound), near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk.

Sutton Hoo find, Anglo-Saxon slider. See how the tiny gridwork under the garnets pops out in the light!

A "slider" from the Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon hoard. Studied carefully the attention to detail is quite amazing given how old this beautiful artifact is.

Sutton Hoo Purse..The base was made of bone or ivory overlain with seven decorative plaques worked in gold with cloisonne garnets and millefiori glass. The purse held gold coins and ingots

Sutton Hoo Purse -- Centuries -- Bone or ivory base w/ seven decorative plaques worked in gold w/ cloisonne garnets & millefiori glass. The purse held gold coins & ingots.

Anglo-Saxon shoulder clasp; late 6th-early 7th, Sutton Hoo, England  Half of a gold shoulder-clasp; the plain gold pin has an animal-head terminal in filigree. Central panel filled with millefiori glass and garnet cells is bordered on each side with designs of interlacing beasts, their bodies formed of inlaid garnets and their eyes of blue glass. Two interlinked garnet cloisonné boars compose the rounded end.  Medium: gold, glass, garnet; millefiori, inlaid, granulation, filigree, cloisonné

Sutton Hoo -- Anglo-Saxon Shoulder Clasp -- Late Centuries -- Gold, millefiori glass & garnet cells -- Belonging to the British Museum, London.

Sutton Hoo shield boss

Shield Boss -- Century -- Excavated from the Anglo-Saxon burial ship discovered at the English estate of Sutton Hoo in Photo courtesy of the British Museum.

Photographs which show the 1939 excavation of the Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo have emerged for the first time.

Unseen photographs of 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo discovered

The century Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, England, seen here in a recently discovered 1939 photo, was discovered and excavated during the time Tolkien was writing The Lord of the Rings. Something he surely would have been aware of.

British Museum, London Sutton Hoo ship burial, early Anglo-Saxon period - shoulder clasps

Sutton Hoo Shoulder Clasp -- Centuries -- Belonging to the British Museum, London.

Sutton Hoo ship-burial helmet https://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/europe/gallery_41_europe_ad_300-1100.aspx

Sutton Hoo ship burial helmet Anglo-Saxon, early century AD From Mound

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