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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
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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