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Grave Group from a Surface Interment at Winterslow, Wiltshire

Photo credit: Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum

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The bucket, shield boss and grip, spearhead and bronze brooch date to the Saxon period. They are from a surface interment (burial) in the Winterslow 'colossal barrow', which is possibly pictured behind the grave goods.

Despite its age, this painting has a surrealist quality which has led Guest’s work to be compared with that of the twentieth-century landscape painter Paul Nash.

Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum

Salisbury

  • Date

    1814

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    45 x 60 cm

  • Accession number

    SBYWM:1938.39.3

  • Acquisition method

    on loan from Mr W. H. Heath, since 1938

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