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Wheel-made earthenware bottle of coase gritty ware, oxidised grey-pink in colour, complete but with some lines of cracking. The bottle has a tall, narrow neck with a slightly everted rim. The body is conical with a flat base. There are three to four grooves running around the body.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Height: 15.1 centimetres
- Width: 8 centimetres (max)
- Diameter: 7.2 centimetres (base)
- Width: 3.6 centimetres (rim, external)
- Width: 2.5 centimetres (rim, internal)
- Thickness: 0.8 centimetres (max)
2003 22 Mar-12 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Far Fetched Treasures
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
7 March 2003
Reason for treatment
Consolidate joins on lip, improve existing repair by painting
Previous repaired join and crack to lip of bottle weak. Old repair fill discoloured and was not painted a colour which blended with the natural surface colour of the bottle.
Previous joins consolidated with 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied with a micropipette. Existing repair retouched over painted fill using Golden Acrylics diluted with water applied with a sable brush.
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Object reference number: MCS13264
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