Beaded wire fragment from fish escutcheon of hanging bowl 1939,1010.110.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Copper alloy hanging bowl of 'Celtic' type. Slightly everted rim with two rows of beading, very little in situ. Inside at centre is a circular enamelled escutcheon with beaded collar, from which rises a rotating model fish on pedestal, with beaded surface. This is now separate from the bowl. The body of the bowl is fragmentary, and patched in one part with silver, on which is engraved two birds' heads. Underneath the bowl, in the centre, is another enamelled escutcheon, in red and blue millefiori with gold peltas. There are three copper alloy loops for suspension along the rim, each connected to the bowl by a copper alloy strip. These are connected to three circular enamelled escutcheons, each with a cast copper alloy boar's head mount below it. One of the escutcheons is now separate. There are three square enamelled escutcheons placed between the circular escutcheons.
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Object reference number: MCS8048
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