The Sutton Hoo Standard
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- The Sutton Hoo Standard
Iron stand or 'standard', consisting of a straight shaft tapering from bottom to top, square in section at the top and slightly rectangular in section towards the bottom. The lower end of the shaft terminates in a point flanked by volutes. At the upper end is a cruciform iron plate, the arms of which fold back upon themselves and terminate in simple inward-facing animal heads, now much disintegrated. Below is an oblong open-work iron grille with similar inward-facing animal heads at the corners. The grille was connected by four rods to the shaft below, forming a cage.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 170.02 centimetres
- Width: 30.5 centimetres (openwork grille, max)
- Depth: 20.5 centimetres (cage supporting grille)
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS12981
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