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Sutton Hoo Decorated Seam

The famous Sutton Hoo ceremonial helmet. 7th century AD. The famous Sutton Hoo ceremonial helmet. 7th century AD.

Sutton Hoo, in East Anglia, England, is the site of two sixth and seventh century burial places, one of which contained an undisturbed ship burial, which was excavated in 1939. The burial chamber in the ship included many textile fragments, possibly from blankets, cloaks or hangings. The hem of a pillow cover was decorated with a strip reminiscent of the decoration of the woollen cushion from Mammen in Denmark.

Finds from the burial chamber, which may have been that of King Raedwald of East Anglia, who died c. AD 625, appear to derive ultimately from the eastern Mediterranean and the Byzantine empire. These include some of the textiles and silver ware.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29 October 2016).

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