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In Saxon times power and status was displayed through the arts. Early English and Germanic art shows craftsmen skilled in enamel and coloured glass and carved gold ornaments. This eagle was part of the decoration of a shield that was found in a ship burial at Sutton Hoo, dating from the early 7th century.

20th Aug 2006 by Diane Earl


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Sutton Hoo archaeology england English sword weapon burial mound ritual shield ship

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