THE SUTTON HOO SHIP-BURIAL VOLUME 2: ARMS, ARMOUR, AND REGALIA - First Edition
THE SUTTON HOO SHIP-BURIAL VOLUME 2: ARMS, ARMOUR, AND REGALIA
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British Museum Publications Ltd for the Trustees of the British Museum
The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial Volume 2
The second volume from a series of 4 books providing a comprehensive and definitive account of the Sutton Hoo ship-burial in Suffolk, East Anglia. Exploring one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the British Isles, this second volume concerns itself with burial deposits, thought to be those of Raedwald, king of East Anglia and high king of the English (Died 624/5), found on location when the excavations took place. Classified as arms, armour and regalia, the quality, craftsmanship and imaginative design exhibited by the various artefacts detailed and displayed, especially by the jewellery, is unparalleled; whilst "...a comprehensive programme of microscopic examination and analysis undertaken by the British Museum Research Laboratory is presented in a series of appendices throughout the volume".
Written by author Dr Robert Bruce-Mitford, of the British Museum, it includes 24 colour plates, 443 half tone and line illustrations in the text and 36 tables.
Volume 1 is also available separately.
There are several minor scuffs on the dust jacket the book itself is in very good condition.