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Rectangular gold harness-mount, consisting of an upper plate fixed to a lower plate by three rivets at each end. The rivets are plain gold with beaded wire collars, and are interspersed with cross-shaped cloisonné garnet cells. The lower plate is of plain gold. The central rectangular panel is raised, and decorated with inlaid cloisonné garnet work comprising a basic mushroom cell pattern, one of which is lacking a garnet. Each long side is decorated with a narrow band of step-cut cells. All cells are underlaid with stamped gold foil.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 5.2 centimetres
- Width: 2 centimetres
- Weight: 36.12 grammes
On display: G41/dc1/sE
2002 13 Mar-26 Sep, Woodbridge, The National Trust-Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Warriors
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-1,5a (former number)
Group of Objects
Gold harness-mount, rectangular. Upper plate fixed to lower by three rivets at each end, in plain gold with beaded collars. The rivets are interspersed with cross-shaped cells. The central raised rectangular panel is decorated with all-over cloisonne inlay in a basic mushroom cell pattern, one of which is lacking a garnet. There are two narrow bands of garnet decoration along the two long sides. The lower plate is of plain gold.
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Object reference number: MCS15715
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