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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,1010.168

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • 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)
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 418-423 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G41/dc1

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    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

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    7 March 2003

    Reason for treatment

    Loan

    Treatment proposal

    Consolidate joins on lip, improve existing repair by painting

    Condition

    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.

    Treatment details

    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.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1939,1010.168

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.

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