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replica / helmet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    SHR.2

  • Description

    Replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet 1939,1010.93. With leather lining.

  • Producer name

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 340 millimetres
    • Width: 215 millimetres
    • Length: 340 millimetres
    • Weight: 3.74 kilograms (including leather lining)
  • Location

    G2/fc175

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 27 Oct-2006 31 Jan, Haengso Museum, Keimyung University, Daegu, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 25 Jul-8 Oct, Busan Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2005 11 Apr-10 Jul, Seoul Arts Centre, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
    2003 26 Apr-24 Aug, USA, Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, All the Queen’s Horses

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    SHR.2


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