Excavation of the great ship-burial at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia revealed the treasures which may have belonged to an Anglo-Saxon king, including a magnificent gold belt buckle adorned with writhing snakes, birds’ heads, and intertwined animals. Its rich decorative ornament makes this buckle one of the most powerful images from early Anglo-Saxon England. We have adapted details from this buckle for our sophisticated brooch.
Produced in cooperation with the British Museum.
18K gold overlay, lightly antiqued. 3''L x 1 1/2''W.