Beasts, Birds and Gods Book
A great read to help interpret the Staffordshire Hoard. Experts put meaning to the extraordinary collection of gold, silver and precious garnets, probably stripped from the weaponry, armour and religious talisman of defeated armies in 7th century England.
This book reveals the hidden secrets of 10 key objects; matching its unprecedented wealth and the richness of its decoration, expressed within animal art. Beasts, Birds and Gods is an introduction to this art by experts working on the hoard, exploring the creatures and their meaning. Items featured in this book represent the symbol of a pagan warrior aristocracy, at a time of great change with the coming of the new religion, Christianity.
A must read for any local historian, book collector, archaeologist and learning establishment.
Book contains 40 pages and measures 20 x 20 x 0.5 cm