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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Box of fragments of silvered maple wood from bottles 1939,1010.122-127, some with traces of patterns from a mount.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments


    Comey, M. G., 2013. The wooden drinking vessels in the Sutton Hoo assemblage: Materials, morphology and usage. In: Bintley, M. and Shapland, M. (eds.), Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World. Oxford: Oxford University Press

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 November 2005

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Clean, consolidate, repair and re-pack as necessary.


    Object fragments are fused in large lumps to the metal rim of the labels.

    Some of the fragments include gold foils are very fragile and dirty.

    Treatment details

    The dust was removed by a puffer. Lumps of fragments sepparated mechanically using a scalpel and corrosion removed. The gold foils and some silver fragments were consolidated by using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50:50. The loose fragments were divided away from the bulk and put into gelatin capsules. Packaged - inert support packaging in crystal boxes.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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