Image from page 223 of “The arts in early England” (1903) – Boston Picture

Identifier: artsinearlyengla03brow
Title: The arts in early England
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Brown, G. Baldwin (Gerard Baldwin), 1849-1932 Webster, A. Blyth (Adam Blyth), 1882-1956 Sexton, Eric H. L. (Eric Hyde Lord), 1902-1980
Subjects: Art Architecture Architecture, Medieval Church architecture Crosses Decoration and ornament, Celtic Inscriptions, Runic
Publisher: London, J. Murray
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries

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POSITION OF BODIES IN THE GRAVE 153 placed in a separate wrapping, which presupposes a similartreatment for the corpse. The weapon was found in 1912 atAlfriston in Sussex. As a result of his long experience inexcavating cemeteries, M. Pilloy believed that as a rule thebody was borne to the grave side on an open bier,1 perhapscovered with a shroud, and that this display of the corpsemade a special reason for furnishing it forth with all itshabiliments and jewels. The usual position of a body on the bier, on its back in anextended position, as shown for example in Egyptian andGreek funereal pictures, was as a general rule retained in thefinal interment, and the vast majority of skeletons that havecome to light in our Anglo-Saxon cemeteries are lying in thisposition with the arms down by the sides. PL xn gives aview, necessarily foreshortened and so somewhat untrue inproportion, of one of the very few Anglo-Saxon skeletonswhich can be seen in English Museums. It is a female skeletonfrom

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