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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Shallow silver bowl. At 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. The central roundel has an eight-petalled flower design in the centre, with fine engraving inside each panel. The bowl has a beaded rim with two concentric narrow lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim. Half of the beaded rim is missing. One of a set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC(early)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 21.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 4.6 centimetres
    • Weight: 243.5 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Published in:
    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

  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 62c, 87-89 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1/sB

  • Exhibition history

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

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1939,10-10,22g (former number)


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