Anglo-Saxon 'Regardant Beasts' Mount 022189

Anglo-Saxon 'Regardant Beasts' Mount 022189
Anglo-Saxon 'Regardant Beasts' Mount
Copper-alloy, 5.74 grams, 20.28 mm. Circa 9th-10th century AD. A cast copper-alloy square mount with raised border. The design comprises two quadrupeds, the upper crouching to the right with its head looking backwards and the lower advancing to the left. Two small attachment holes are placed within the upper and lower rim. The beasts are probably intended for hunting dogs. The triangular bodies and square-ended muzzles are reminiscent of Trewhiddle Style animals such as those on the bone trial piece from York. Reference: Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture, AD 600-900, London 1991, item 255 and cf. advancing dogs on item 43. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: found Norfolk, England.


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