Copper alloy shield-mount in the form of a bird's head, used in the reconstruction of shield 1939,1010.94. Part of the same bird motif as shield-mount 1939,1010.94.C.2. The beak is split and curled, and the head decorated with punched triangles. The eye is represented by a central boss with beaded collar; behind this is crest of cloisonné inlaid garnet work in step-cut cells. Behind the crest is a lappet, made of plaster and covered in gold leaf, forming another small bird's head ending in widening snout with one garnet eye. The centre panel of the lappet had curved triangular decoration consisting of nine odd shaped cells surrounded by three lines of triangular decoration. The head is surrounded by filigree beading.

An00006724 001 l


Made Of
gold, plaster, copper alloy, garnet
Type of Thing
shield, mount
Style II
filigree, punched, cloisonné (inlay), beaded wire


Found In
Sutton Hoo
In Gallery


Acquired In
early 7thC
Early Anglo-Saxon, Germanic

Empty fields

We failed to find metadata for the fields listed below. It's very likely the British Museum RDF record contains the answer.
(You can click on these, but the ones with "_" in them don't work as facets. You'll see a blank page. We'll fix that at some point.)

label Exhibition Related Event About the Works Of Depicted Depicted Depicted Previous Owner In Inscription Place Depicted Inscribed With From About Authority (?) Inscription By In Series dimension_depth dimension_diameter dimension_height dimension_thickness dimension_weight By Ethnic Group Found, Excavated, Collected By inscription_note Author Calligrapher Designer Artist Influenced By Likely / Unlikely (?) Maker Made In Painter Painted In Photographer Printmaker Publisher Published In px_condition Exhibition History px_object_exhibition_label title_translation Ware

Code / Data

View JSON  /   Download RDF  /   View RDF (web view)  /   Search British Museum website for object