Rædwalds Helm | Art Print
One of the most famous archaeological finds throughout the British Isles is undoubtedly the Sutton Hoo helmet found in East Anglia (one of the 4 main Anglo Saxon kingdoms). It is thought that the helmet belonged to Rædwald who was a king of this region in the early 7th Century.
Although popular culture often abbreviates the germanic settlers of this period as “Saxons", the kingdom itself is named after the Angles who were another tribe who predominantly populated the area. It is especially ironic as of the main tribes who settled, the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, it was the Angles whose name remains in the country of Angle-land, or England.
Whether you believe it was worn by Rædwald or not, it is hard not to see the helmet as one of the symbols of the Anglo Saxons. This A4 print is The Saxon Storyteller’s take on how the helmet would have looked before it was buried for more than a century.
Available as a standalone print or as part of Matt's British History Print Series.
Material & Make
The artwork you will receive has been printed locally using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image.
Your print will arrive on 250gsm uncoated art board and should be handled with care. It’s preferable to only touch the edges and we recommend mounting these in a frame behind glass.
About The Artist
The Saxon Storyteller is an illustrator known for his incredible ability to capture the character and theme of artifacts and historical figures. Reminiscent of Saxon and Viking iconography, his subject matter ranges from members of the lore (such as Ragnar Lothbrok) to those of Tolkien (like Gandalf and other members of the Fellowship). You may also recognize his work as the key illustrator of the Nordic Mythology Podcast, where his images appear unique to each episode and its content.
On Northern Fire, you can find the artwork of Saxon Storyteller on clothing, prints, and pins.
Size & Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)