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Flanged silver bowl and cover from the Mildenhall treasure

  • Detail of interior surface

    Detail of interior surface

 

Diameter: 23.000 cm
Height: 19.100 cm

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P&EE 1946 10-7 11;P&EE 1946 10-7 12

Room 49: Roman Britain

    Flanged silver bowl and cover from the Mildenhall treasure

    Roman Britain, 3rd-4th century AD
    Found near Mildenhall, Suffolk

    This bowl is the earliest vessel in the Mildenhall treasure, made in Gaul in the third century AD.

    It has a dropped horizontal rim and niello decoration. It was not designed to have a lid. The deep domed cover was made later, some time in the fourth century, either for another bowl, or perhaps specifically to fit this one. It has a border of Bacchic ornament in relief. The small statuette of a triton which forms a knob may not have been part of the lid's original design.

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

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