Decoding Anglo-Saxon art: The British Museum

Rosie Weetch, curator, and Craig Williams, illustrator, British Museum provide a brief guide for understanding the transition of Anglo-Saxon art between the 5th and 11th centuries in a recent blog post on The British Museum’s website. Based on┬áthree significant examples (a 6th century Isle of Wight brooch, a Sutton Hoo gold buckle, and the Fuller Brooch), they show how styles shifted from the birds' heads and often obscure figures to the Trewhiddle Style in the 9th century with┬áthe Fuller Brooch. A fascinating and brief view into some beautiful works of art.

Sutton Hoo gold buckle; Source: The British Museum blog (5/28/2014)