Shallow silver bowl. In the centre of the bowl is an inscribed roundel, placed in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below the rim. The arms of the cross are decorated with a chased star motif. Central roundel contains an eight-petalled rose motif. The bowl has two concentric lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim; arcaded. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87; a pair with bowl 1939,1010.86.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 21.5 centimetres
- Depth: 4.7 centimetres
- Weight: 296 grammes
Michael D. J. Bintley, 2011. The Byzantine silver bowls in the Sutton Hoo ship burial and tree-worship in Anglo-Saxon England. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 21, 34-45
On display: G41/dc1/sB
2009 14 Mar-1 Nov, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Welcome to the Feast
2008 22 Aug-7 Dec, Germany, Bonn, Kunst and Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Rome and the Barbarians
2008 28 Jan-20 Jul, Italy, Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Rome and the Barbarians
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,22f (former number)
Shallow silver bowl. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel has floral design in centre surrounded by ring of stamped squares. Bowl has beaded rim with two concentric narrow lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim, 2mm apart. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87.
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Object reference number: MCS15163
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