Copper alloy fragment of rim and body from cauldron 1939,1010.113. The copper alloy everted rim is completely backed by iron, and sandwiched for the most part by another iron strip below. The body fragment has a pitted surface.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 30.5 centimetres
- Width: 17.3 centimetres
2 December 2005
Repair, consolidate and re-pack as necessary.
The cauldron is in multiple fragments. Some are attached to a large perspex mount using perspex pegs threaded though areas of fill on the object. Many of the pieces are backed with fibre-glass/nylon gossomer and adhesive for strength. Many of the fragments are not aligned or joined and ideally all the fragments should be dismantled, cleaned, re-joined, re-adhered and re-supported.
The remaining fragments of cauldron still attached to the perspex mount were removed by removing the perspex pegs.Any loose or moving vulnerable areas were strengthened using HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) and/or nylon gossomer.The fragments are to be stored in polstore drawers in the SH Basement B106.
Prehistory and Europe
Copper alloy strip of everted rim from cauldron 1939,1010.113. Backed in places with riveted iron strips, and attached to a large piece of body composed of several small pieces mounted together. Also adhering is most of a riveted iron handle-mount.
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Object reference number: MCS4534
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