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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1946,1007.8

  • Description

    Silver flanged bowl with beaded rim (66 beads in total) on a circular foot-ring. The basal medallion and the rim are decorated with raised relief made using chasing and engraving techniques. The central medallion, enclosed in a circle of 78 beads, is decorated with a scene of veiled female bust facing right; the bust is likely to be a representation of Alexander's mother Olympias (see 1946,1007.7). The flange is decorated by four scenes separated by busts: the first with a single boar and a pair of wild boars separated by a tree; the seconda pair of leopards bringing down an ox, flanked by a female bust on the left and a male bust on the right; the third by a pair ofgrazing horses and nuzzling horses separated by a tree; the fourth by bears feasting on a fallen horse flanked by a female bust on the left and a male bust on the right.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 266 millimetres
    • Height: 87 millimetres
    • Weight: 1320 grammes
    • Diameter: 89 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Height: 22 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Volume: 1069 millilitres
  • Bibliography

    • Painter 1977a bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2008 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2016 cat. 7 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs & Jackson 2010 p. 150, fig. 121 bibliographic details
    • Roman Britain 1964 p. 40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc22

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1946

  • Acquisition notes

    Found while ploughing, 1942

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1946,1007.8

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with figures of beasts, interspersed with human masks all in relief; central medallion of veiled woman's head. Before conservation, April 2007.

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with figures of beasts, interspersed with human masks all in relief; central medallion of veiled woman's head. Before conservation, April 2007.

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