- Museum number
Copper alloy bucket fragment. Plain copper alloy band from the same vessel as 1886,1112.3 and 5. Now incorporated into the reconstruction. This piece may represent the middle band of copper alloy sheet decoration on the exterior of the bucket, this piece has some raides decoration along the edges.
- Production date
- 75 BC - 25 BC (circa)
Length: 965 millimetres (approx, from register)
Weight: 2052 grammes (total for mounted reconstruction)
Width: 80 millimetres (approx, from register)
- Curator's comments
- This wooden bucket (1886,1112.3-7) wrapped in bronze contained cremated human bones. It was found in a grave with a pan (1886,1112.1), a bronze jug (1886,1112.2), as well as three bronze brooches (1886,1112.8-10) and at least four pottery vessels (1886,1112.11-15). The pan and jug, which may have been used for preparing wine, are from southern Gaul (France) or Italy. Similar examples have been discovered across Europe and are often found together in graves dating from this period. The grave was discovered by chance in 1886. Similar graves, containing the same types of pottery, bronze, vessels and brooches have also been found in other parts of south-east England.
Cunliffe, B. 2005. Iron Age Communities in Britain. 4th edition. London: Routlege, pp.152-9.
- On display (G50/dc23)
- Exhibition history
2016 11 Mar- 25 Sep, Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Celts.
2015-2016 24 Sep-31 Jan, London, BM, G30, 'Celts: Art and Identity'
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number