Pyramidal sword scabbard mount by Unknown Artist

The mount is from a sword scabbard.

Details

Medium:
Gold sheet, gold filigree & garnet
Dimensions:
1.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,750 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

It has the shape of a hollow pyramid and is made from four sheets of gold soldered edge-to-edge with the joints of the visible surface disguised by beaded filigree. Each face is ornamented with a knotted, snake-like zoomorph.

Provenance

Found with a metal detector near Bury St. Edmunds; declared Treasure in 2000.

Venue details

Moyse's Hall Museum West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Cornhill, BURY ST EDMUNDS Suffolk IP33 1DX 01284 706 183 www.weststow.org

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.30)

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Sun, 12noon – 4pm
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