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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1946,1007.12

  • Description

    A hemispherical silver cover produced bespoke to fit on top of the flanged bowl with upstand (1946,1007.11). the cover has a circular upstanding rim on top, which forms a recess into which has been attached a solid silver gilt figure in the form of a triton. The cover has foliate decoration covering approximately two-thirds of its body and a lower figurative frieze with Bacchic masks and individual scenes of centaurs battling wild beasts: the first shows a lion leaping towards a centaur holding a club, flanked by a bust of Silenus on the left and Pan on the right; the second a centaur confronting a boar; the third a boar chasing a centaur flanked by the bust of a maenad on the left and a satyr on the right; the fourth a leopard confronting a centaur with rock raised above his head; the fifth with a lioness (?) leaping towards a centaur, flanked by a bust of a maenad on the left and a bust of Bacchus on the right; the sixth a male lion confronting a centaur. The frieze is enclosed above and below by lines of beads and ovolo.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 197 millimetres
    • Height: 107 millimetres (with handle)
    • Weight: 391 grammes
    • Height: 80 millimetres (without handle)
    • Volume: 1127 millilitres
  • Curator's comments

    See also 1946,1007.11

  • Bibliography

    • Painter 1977a bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2008 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2016 cat. 12 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs & Jackson 2010 p. 150-151, fig. 121 bibliographic details
    • Roman Britain 1964 p. 40, pl. 7.14 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc22

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2005-2006 25 Jul-13 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2005 12 Feb-26 Jun, Newcastle, Hancock Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2004-2005 1 Oct-15 Jan, Manchester Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2004 30 Apr-21 Sep, Cardiff, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
    2003-2004 21 Nov-14 Mar, London, BM, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1946

  • Acquisition notes

    Found while ploughing, 1942

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1946,1007.12

Silver cover for flanged bowl; lower part covered with zone of relief animal ornament divided by human masks in relief; palmate ornament on upper part; surmounted by figure of Titan within circular rim. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

Silver cover for flanged bowl; lower part covered with zone of relief animal ornament divided by human masks in relief; palmate ornament on upper part; surmounted by figure of Titan within circular rim. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

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