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The Franks Casket

Author: Leslie Webster; British Museum,
Publisher: London : British Museum Press, 2012.
Series: British Museum objects in focus.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Franks Casket has intrigued and puzzled viewers since its rediscovery in the 19th century. Made in northern England in the 8th century, the sides and lids of the casket care some of the most intricate carvings known from Anglo-Saxon times. This book explores the meaning, function and history of this piece.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Webster; British Museum,
ISBN: 9780714128184 071412818X
OCLC Number: 820529083
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : a riddle wrapped in a mystery --
A tale of a whale and other stories --
Deciphering the message --
When, where and why? --
Puzzling out the past.
Series Title: British Museum objects in focus.
Responsibility: Leslie Webster.

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The Franks Casket has intrigued and puzzled viewers since its rediscovery in the 19th century. Made in northern England in the 8th century, the sides and lids of the casket care some of the most intricate carvings known from Anglo-Saxon times. This book explores the meaning, function and history of this piece.

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