Flanged silver bowl from the Mildenhall treasure

Roman Britain, 4th century AD
Found near Mildenhall, Suffolk

Bowls of this shape were popular in late-Roman table services. The decoration on the flat rims shows a variety of animals in hunting and pastoral scenes, themes which fall into the general category of Bacchic imagery. The inclusion of griffins, a mythical species, alongside real animals, is a common feature. The central medallion on this bowl shows a huntsman confronting a bear.

 

Find in the collection online

Flanged silver bowl from the Mildenhall treasure

Flanged silver bowl

 

More information

Bibliography

K.S. Painter, The Mildenhall Treasure-1 (London, 1977)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.000 cm
Weight: 1718.000 g

Museum number

P&EE 1946 10-7 5

BCB12877

Treasure Trove

Location

Find in the collection online



Search highlights

There are over 4,000 highlight objects to explore