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Updated: 14 April 2015
replica / cup / bottle
Plaster replica of burr-wood cup or small bottle, with original silver-gilt rim. The rim consists of three rectangular panels decorated with the same repoussé zoomorphic design comprising eight compact animals, each with one hind leg, three toes and a curved head. The animals' bodies and feet face left and their heads right. The design is enclosed within a beaded border on all four sides.
The three rectangular panels were attached to the rim by three grooved strips, forming clips which extend from the exterior into the interior of the vessel. Each clip has a thick central groove through which two rivets pass. A series of rivets attaches the base of each rectangular panel to the body of the vessel.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 3.8 centimetres (max; rim external)
- Diameter: 3.2 centimetres (rim internal)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,1010.128-34,4 (marked on bottom)
Plaster replica cup or small bottle, with original gilt rim. This consists of three rectangular panels filled with head and limb interlace, fixed to rim by three curved strips, foming clips, and rivets. A series of rivets fixes the bases of each panel to the body of the object. View shows clip and rivets.
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Object reference number: MCS16116
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