Strap end

Strap end
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm


late-Saxon strap end; the solid silver base has a sunken field covering most of the surfaces, into which is inlaid a sheet-gold panel decorated with symmetrical plant-scroll ornament in twisted filigree wire, punctuated by granules in gold; worn as terminals for girdles or waist-belts; forming a pair, though not identical, with AN1997.57

Image Details

9th century
Accession Number
AN1997.56 & 57
silver, gold

image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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