- Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Art,Word,War
this exhibit was incredible conveying history of through objects art and earliest evidence of the English language dating back to the 5th century and the development of kingdoms laws and religious conversion. Of most interest to me where the bent and broken gold objects from incredible finds like the Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire and the Binham hoards, interesting to learn that it been identified that specific hoards have been buried deliberately to perform ritual purposes. I like that these differing objects are connected in some unknown mystical way. And can relate this as a quality within my own exhibition work over the last 2 years.
I love that these object with have been buried for centuries and even when fragmented and crushed can convey such intense opulence and craftsmanship. Throughout the exhibit there where objects which showed advancement of techniques like engraving and filagree , stone setting and enamelling and also the advancement of technology I loved this portable sundial especially.I was particulary taken with the way they displayed coins as if floating in mid air using with a simple finre wire bracket