Gold Buckle and Strap Fittings from Sutton Hoo

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 October 2016
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These strap fittings come from the leather belts or harness that held the purse and sword at the dead man's waist. They are made of gold and most are decorated with cloisonne garnets. The triangle fitting resembles a stylized animal mask, with tiny animal heads looking upwards in its upper corners. Donated by Mrs. Edith M. Pretty. Early 600s CE. From the ship-burial mound 1 at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, UK. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 04). Gold Buckle and Strap Fittings from Sutton Hoo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5784/gold-buckle-and-strap-fittings-from-sutton-hoo/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Gold Buckle and Strap Fittings from Sutton Hoo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Oct 2016. Web. 18 Oct 2021.