Treasures from Sutton Hoo

Author: Gareth Williams
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714128252
Category: History
Page: 48
View: 8848
A slim souvenir style book, packed full of beautiful pictures of the famous artefacts discovered at Sutton Hoo. The text looks at the history of archaeology at the site, the context of the burial and at what the various finds can tell us about early Anglo-Saxon kingship.

Sutton Hoo

Burial Ground of Kings?
Author: M. O. H. Carver
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812234558
Category: Social Science
Page: 195
View: 3832
The director of the most recent excavation at the Sutton Hoo burial site in England--one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Europe--traces its exploration and the revelations it offers about the medieval kingdom of East Anglia. UP.

The Dig

Author: John Preston
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590517814
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 8805
A succinct and witty literary venture that tells the strange story of a priceless treasure discovered in East Anglia on the eve of World War II In the long, hot summer of 1939, Britain is preparing for war, but on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind. Mrs. Pretty, the widowed owner of the farm, has had her hunch confirmed that the mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find. This fictional recreation of the famed Sutton Hoo dig follows three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. As the war looms ever closer, engraved gold peeks through the soil, and each character searches for answers in the buried treasure. Their threads of love, loss, and aspiration weave a common awareness of the past as something that can never truly be left behind.

The Lindisfarne Gospels

Society, Spirituality and the Scribe
Author: Michelle P. Brown
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085979
Category: Art
Page: 479
View: 9855
Contents of accompanying CD-ROM: Appendix 2 : the contents of the Lindisfarne Gosepls : key to manuscript sigla in the final column of the text table : table showing the textual arrangement of the Lindisfarne Gospels, with selective collation.

Lost Gold of the Dark Ages

War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
Author: Caroline Alexander
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426208146
Category: History
Page: 239
View: 1689
Presents a history of England from the departure of Roman forces in 450 A. D. to the Norman invasion of 1066, focusing on the gold and silver artifacts of the Staffordshire Hoard found in 2009 to highlight the events and art of the period.

The Sutton Hoo Story

Encounters with Early England
Author: M. O. H. Carver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783272044
Category: Anglo-Saxons
Page: 241
View: 8268
A definitive account of Sutton Hoo, its discovery, history and famed treasure.

The Treasure of Sutton Hoo

Ship-Burial for an Anglo-Saxon King
Author: Bernice Grohskopf
Publisher: Backinprint.Com
ISBN: 9780595137909
Category: History
Page: 196
View: 7591
The Treasure of Sutton Hoo is the only book published in the USA about this significant excavation of an Anglo-Saxon king's ship burial. Priceless treasure found in the burial chamber, the finest collection of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship in gold, silver and garnet, could have come only from a royal treasury.

The Staffordshire Hoard

Author: Kevin Leahy,Roger Bland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714123424
Category: Anglo-Saxons
Page: 64
View: 9709
On 5 July 2009 a metal-detectorist started to unearth gold objects in a Staffordshire field. Thus began the discovery of the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found. Consisting of over 1600 items including fittings from the hilts of swords, fragments from helmets, Christian crosses and magnificent pieces of garnet work the Staffordshire Hoard has begun to rewrite history. This new and extended edition of the successful title by Kevin Leahy and Roger Bland delves deeper into the story behind the hoard, using the latest research to fill previous gaps in knowledge and turn some of the original ideas about the discovery on their head. Complete with new photography of the cleaned and conserved objects, showing off the stunning and intricate decoration, this book provides a fascinating account of the history and the discovery of this remarkable hoard.


Early Medieval Art
Author: Sonja Marzinzik
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714123202
Category: History
Page: 339
View: 7202
"This book is a companion to the new gallery at the British Museum displaying objects from the late Roman world to the early Middle Ages dating from between AD 300 and 1100."--Page 7.

Anglo-Saxon Crafts

Author: Kevin Leahy
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 3654
While the art and craftsmanship of the Anglo-Saxons is much admired, the background to this superb work is little understood. Kevin Leahy, a trained craftsman and archaeologist, looks at how the artifacts were made—at the materials, the tools, and techniques that were used. His survey ranges from casting a brooch to making a sword, from pottery and weaving to woodworking and building.

Anglo-Saxon Art

A New History
Author: Leslie Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780801477669
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 2339
This is the first new introduction to Anglo-Saxon art in twenty-five years and the first book to take account of the 2009 discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard—the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field and illustrated with many of the most impressive artifacts, it will be the authoritative book on the subject for years to come. The Anglo-Saxon period in England, roughly A.D. 400–1100, was a time of extraordinary and profound cultural transformation, culminating in a dramatic shift from a barbarian society to a recognizably medieval civilization. Settled by northern European tribal groupings of pagan and illiterate warriors and farmers in the fifth century, England had by the eleventh century acquired all the trappings of medieval statehood—a developed urban network and complex economy, a carefully regulated coinage, flourishing centers of religion and learning, a vigorous literary tradition, and a remarkable and highly influential artistic heritage that had significant impact far beyond England itself. This book traces the changing nature of that art, the different roles it played in culture, and the various ways it both reflected and influenced the context in which it was created. From its first manifestations in the metalwork and ceramics of the early settlers, Anglo-Saxon art displays certain inherent and highly distinctive stylistic and iconographic features. Despite the many new influences that were regularly absorbed and adapted by Anglo-Saxon artists and craftsmen, these characteristics continued to resonate through the centuries in the great manuscripts, ivories, metalwork, and sculpture of this inventive and creative culture. Anglo-Saxon Art—which features 150 color and black-and-white illustrations—is arranged thematically while following a broadly chronological sequence. An introduction highlights the character of Anglo-Saxon art, its leitmotifs, and its underlying continuities. Leslie Webster places this art firmly in its wider cultural and political context while also examining the significant conceptual relationship between the visual and literary art of the period.


Art and Identity
Author: Julia Farley,Fraser Hunter
Publisher: British museum Press
ISBN: 9780714128351
Page: 304
View: 4713
The real and imagined legacy of the ancient Celts has shaped modern identities across the British Isles and retains a powerful hold over the popular imagination. Furthermore, Celtic art is one of Europe's great artistic traditions, with the skills of Celtic craftspeople standing alongside the best of the ancient and medieval worlds. But who were the Celts? Recent research and new archaeological discoveries are continuing to transform our understanding of the idea of the Celts - a subject involving much controversy and academic debate since the late 1990s. Drawing on the latest scholarship, the authors explore how the Celts have been defined differently from ancient times to the modern day, by people with different perspectives and agendas. They look, too, at what is meant by Celtic art, from its origins c.500 BC in western Europe, through its transformations and revivals in the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods, to its rediscovery in Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Over 250 remarkable objects have been selected from the collections of the British Museum, the National Museums of Scotland and other key European museums to richly illustrate the narrative and highlight the artistic accomplishments of craftspeople through the centuries. Here are iconic, intricately decorated masterpieces as well as less well-known fixtures and fittings; items of warfare and adornment; the ceremonial and the utilitarian.


Hidden History
Author: Eleanor Ghey
Publisher: British museum Press
ISBN: 9780714118253
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 1002
For centuries people have been hoarding their personal belongings and leaving, after they have gone, a wealth of splendid treasures and magnificent forgotten riches. Over the years, many have been drawn into the excitement of searching for these hidden treasures that might reveal lost histories of an individual, a family or a whole culture. Many of the rarest and most beautiful objects in museum collections today were once deliberately placed in the ground by their owners and never recovered until found by an archaeologist, metal detectorist or, in some cases, just an ordinary passer-by. This book will investigate the most interesting and bountiful hoard discoveries as well as studying the practise of hoarding itself. Exploring the great variety of hoards all the way from Bronze-Age weapon deposits, Greek and Roman coin hoards, impressive Viking wealth, to gold sovereigns hidden in the twentieth century, this book will consider who was responsible for the hoarding, and why they might have been compelled to do so. These motivations may shed light on times of economic upheaval or reveal more complex social and ritual customs. Illustrated with colour photographs that show the appearance of finds at the time of their discovery and the beauty of individual treasures contained within them such as rare coins and exquisite metalwork, this book is the ideal introduction for history enthusiasts or those with an insatiable curiosity for buried treasure.

The Sutton Hoo Ship-burial

Author: Rupert Leo Scott Bruce-Mitford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714113340
Category: Anglo-Saxons
Page: 792
View: 3162

The Frome Hoard

Author: Sam Moorhead,Anna Booth,Roger Bland
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714123349
Category: History
Page: 48
View: 2653
The story of the burial, discovery, excavation and significance of the Frome Hoard, one of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found in Britain.

Voyage to the Other World

The Legacy of the Sutton Hoo
Author: Calvin B. Kendall,Peter S. Wells
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452901503
Page: N.A
View: 4722

The Vale of York Hoard

Author: Gareth Williams,Barry Ager
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714118185
Category: Art
Page: 48
View: 3095
Discovered in 2007 and acquired by the British Museum and York Museums Trust, the Vale of York hoard was buried in the late 920s in the reign of the West Saxon king Athelstan, in what is now North Yorkshire. This was a crucial time in the unification of England and the contents of the hoard offer us insight into this turbulent and fascinating political period. The spectacular gold and silver jewellery, ingots and coins in the hoard originally came from regions ranging from Ireland to the Middle East. They represent Christianity, Islam and the worship of Thor, reflecting the amazing cultural diversity, contact and exchange in the Viking world, as well as the scope of Viking raiding and trading. The size of the hoard is impressive and the presence of some particularly valuable items such as a rare and beautiful silver gilt cup, previously unrecorded coins and a decorated gold armband indicate the extreme wealth of the owner of the hoard; possibly a powerful chieftain. This book describes the individual items in the Vale of York treasure and explores the historical and political context of the burial of this exceptional hoard, offering a fascinating picture of the Viking age.

The Art of Small Things

Author: John Mack
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026933
Category: Architecture
Page: 218
View: 1062
This richly illustrated book celebrates the art of the miniature, but also looks beyond it at the many aspects of "small worlds"--in particular, their capacity to evoke responses that far exceed their physical dimensions. Mack explores the talismanic, religious, or magical properties with which miniatures are often imbued. Considering a wide range of objects, he examines the use of the miniature form in various cultural contexts.