Beasts, Birds and Gods
The Staffordshire Hoard is an extraordinary collection of Anglo-Saxon artefacts of gold, silver and precious garnets, probably stripped from the weaponry, armour and religious talisman of defeated armies in 7th century England. Matching its unprecedented wealth is the richness of its decoration, expressed above all in animal art. Beasts, Birds and Gods is an introduction to this art by experts working on the hoard, through a selection of key objects, exploring its zoo of creatures and their meaning. They represent the symbols of a pagan warrior aristocracy, at a time of great change with the coming of the new religion, Christianity.
This book contains 40 pages and measures 200x200x5mm.