The Franks Casket

By: Leslie Webster

Catalogue Number: PH2-T2GS

The Franks Casket

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: British Museum Press
  • ISBN: 9780714128184
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Synopsis

This concise, beautifully illustrated guide explores the enigmatic Franks Casket, carved from whalebone in 8th century northern England, and decorated with scenes from tales both pagan and Christian, as well as runic inscriptions. Leslie Webster helps the general reader to make sense of its iconography and meaning, the processes of its manufacture, and its somewhat confused history - it was rediscovered in modern times in France, whilst one panel remains in Florence.

Author's Biography

Leslie Webster was formerly Keeper of the Department of Prehistory and Europe in the British Museum. She specializes in the Anglo-Saxon period and was the co-editor of The Transformation of the Roman World, The Making of England and The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art.

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