Iron-bound bucket of yew-wood, reconstructed, incorporating most of the original iron rim with handle. The corroded iron rim comprises a thin, flat strip; attached to this is a piece of iron channelling which covers the ends of the wooden staves. The channelling is attached to the staves on the inside of the bucket with six iron clips. The handle is circular in cross-section and is attached to the rim by a simple length of iron, pierced to allow passage of the handle, which then bends upwards and round into a hook. Below the rim on the outside of the bucket are a series of six W-shaped strengtheners with birds' head terminals. The bucket has a central iron hoop or band, and another iron band at the base.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Height: 32.8 centimetres
- Diameter: 34.2 centimetres (at rim)
- Length: 54.5 centimetres (handle)
- Width: 4.5 centimetres (rim)
- Width: 3.1 centimetres (central hoop)
Reference: Cook, Jean, M., Early Anglo-Saxon Buckets. A Corpus of Copper Alloy- and Iron –bound, Stave-built Vessels, Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 60, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, cat. no. 235 (pp. 90-1)
Not on display
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Iron-bound bucket of yew-wood, reconstructed. Reconstruction incorporates most of original iron rim, in corroded state, with halking handle. HYandle attached to rim by means of a simple length of iron, pierced for passage of handle, which then curves upwards. Bucket has central rib and base band of iron. Below rim are series of six W-shaped strengtheners with discoid terminals.
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Object reference number: MCS9209
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