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Leather fragment from the backing of part of the bird shield-mount, with ten rivet holes, some with copper alloy staining. Used in the reconstruction of shield 1939,1010.94.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 6.7 centimetres
- Width: 6.3 centimetres
20 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair, repack as neccessary.
wood and leather fragment very friable and fragile. in unsuitable packing, mounted on a board with uncovered pins
Packed object in plastazote lined with acid free tissue within a crystal box. The box was labelled with the registration number on the lid and on a tyvek label inserted under the packing.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Reconstruction of the Sutton Hoo shield, using original gold, garnet, copper alloy and iron fittings and modern replica fittings on a modern lime wood shield board. Original fittings used in the reconstruction are separately registered.
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Object reference number: MCS16757
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