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The Battersea Cauldron

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1861,0309.1

  • Title (object)

    • The Battersea Cauldron
  • Description

    Sheet bronze cauldron, created by riveting together seven shaped plates of sheet bronze; the upper ones are sharply out-turned and corrugated for strength; a separate tubular binding was added to the rim; then two free-running ring handles attached by riveted straps; rivets and ornamental stays secure rim to shoulder.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 800BC-600BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Class B2 (Type Battersea)
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 405 millimetres
    • Diameter: 560 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Gerloff 2010 p. 163, no. 48 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G51/dc10

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1861,0309.1

Sheet bronze cauldron: Class B; created by riveting together seven shaped plates of sheet bronze; the upper ones are sharply out-turned and corrugated for strength; a separate tubular binding was added to the rim; then two free-running ring handles attached by riveted straps; rivets and ornamental stays secure rim to shoulder.

Sheet bronze cauldron: Class B; created by riveting together seven shaped plates of sheet bronze; the upper ones are sharply out-turned and corrugated for strength; a separate tubular binding was added to the rim; then two free-running ring handles attached by riveted straps; rivets and ornamental stays secure rim to shoulder.

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