Iron lamp, comprising a hemispherical iron bowl supported by a framework consisting of three vertical struts extending from a collar at the base of the bowl. Below this collar are three widely-splayed, curved legs with slightly flattened feet. The lamp is very corroded.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Height: 16 centimetres (overall)
- Depth: 7 centimetres (bowl)
- Diameter: 14 centimetres (bowl)
- Length: 10.5 centimetres (legs, approx.)
- Width: 1.4 centimetres (struts)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
12 July 2002
Clean to remove surface dirt and dust.
The object is in good condition overall. There is surface dirt and dust present. There is one loose area where a previous repair has failed.
The dirt and dust was removed using a soft sable hair brush. The loose area was readhered using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate).
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS13142
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