Anglo-saxon strapend by Unknown Artist

Large silver strapend, split at the narrow end for two rivets with one still in position.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
6.3 x 2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£300 ( Total: £1,200)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Below is a semicircular field decorated with a simple chevron, while the main field is incised with 6 panels of ribbon knotwork divided by curved laddered frames. The terminal is a blunt-nosed animal mask with rounded ears.

Provenance

Discovered with a metal detector at a farm in Caunton, Nottinghamshire. Declared Treasure in 2002.

Venue details

Nottingham Castle Off Friar Lane, NOTTINGHAM Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL 01158 761 400 www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

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