Tiny fragments of wood and gold leaf, from the board of shield 1939,1010.94. Two fragments bear decoration impressions from gold foil.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
Not on display
12 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
Fragments previously glued to glass fibre and nylon(?) net. Fragments included small triangular section peg of wood(?) which may relate to triangular section holes in leather of shield rim.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Wood & gold leaf, tiny fragments from body of shield no.94, including 2 pieces which bear decoration impressions from gold foil. Triangular section wooden peg/thorn that may have been connected with the triangular holes found through the leather fragments. Image width 9mm
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Object reference number: MCS7921
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