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vessel

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1991,0411.2867

  • Description

    Pottery urn: urn with simple everted rim, globular body and flattened base that is heavily stained with copper alloy salts. It is decorated with seven narrow equally spaced vertical bosses. The fabric is chaff-tempered with voids visible on the surfaces, with sand and occasional chalk or shell inclusions. The outer surface is smoothed. The fabric colour is dark grey-brown (the core and inner surface), with a brown to orange brown outer surface.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 160 millimetres
    • Weight: 6.7 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Carver 2005 p.245.15 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2002 12 Mar-present, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, 'Burial Ground of the Kings', LT Loan.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1991

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1982-1992. Excavation funded by The British Museum and the Society of Antiquaries, London.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1991,0411.2867

  • Additional IDs

    • 48/8317

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