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cup / bottle

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Cup or small bottle of walnut burr-wood; only partly surviving. Small and distorted; with an incomplete silver rim with collar, comprising a thick band flanked by horizontal grooves. The rim was attached to the neck of the vessel with three small grooved silver clips.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 4 centimetres (estimated original)
    • Width: 1 centimetres (mount)
    • Diameter: 2.7 centimetres (rim internal)
    • Diameter: 3.2 centimetres (rim external)
  • 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

  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 266-267, 272 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1/sF

  • Exhibition history

    1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1939,1010.128-34,9

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