cup / bottle
Cup or small bottle of walnut burr-wood, distorted and incomplete. It has a silver-gilt rim, with a silver-gilt band below decorated with six horizontal grooves. The rim is attached to the neck of the vessel by four curved, grooved silver clips which run from the exterior to the interior of the vessel. Each clip is secured with two rivets with hemispherical heads, arranged one above the other. One clip has rounded ends; the other has square-cut ends.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 3.85 centimetres (max; rim external)
- Diameter: 2.8 centimetres (rim internal)
- Height: 4 centimetres (estimated original)
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
On display: G41/dc1/sF
2009 14 Mar-1 Nov, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Welcome to the Feast
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,1010.128-34,8 (marked on bottom)
Cup or small bottle of walnut burr-wood. Distorted and incomplete. It has a silver-gilt rim, with six horizontal grooves on silver-gilt band below this. This is fastened to the neck by four curved silver clips, each secured by 2 rivets.
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Object reference number: MCS16099
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