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Fragments of two copper alloy cauldrons; hammered with riveted handles.
Cauldron A; club-shaped rim, probably formed by folding the metal over at the top and hammering flat; 16 separate sections of rim survive, ranging in length from 3.5 to 32 cm, giving a possible original diameter of 42 cm with between half and three-quarters of the rim present. The handles end in oval plates of varying size and split into two so that tongues of metal attach either side of the vessel rim, and are fixed by three rivets. Their approximate sizes are estimated as H 4.9-6.4 cm, W 9.2-9.4 cm. There are remains of four such handles. The cauldron, despite its fragmentary state, is believed to have been straight-sided but slightly inward tapering at the top, with a slightly convex base.
Cauldron B; the rim has been formed by wrapping a separate strip of metal over the top of the rim and hammering down on either side, to a distance of about 2.5 cm on the inside and 6.0 cm on the outside; the completed rim has then been turned slightly outwards at the top. There are four separate sections of rim varying in length from 10-31 cm, amounting to about half of the original. The handles end in spade-shaped plates and were fixed to the outside of the cauldron by four rivets hammered flat on the inside. One handle survives complete (H 7.6 cm, W 8.3 cm).
- Production date
- 18thC BC
Height: 35 - 36 centimetres (Cauldron A)
Diameter: 56 centimetres (estimated base of Cauldron A)
Diameter: 42 centimetres (estimated rim of Cauldron A)
Diameter: 35 centimetres (estimated rim of Cauldron B)
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Registered as "bronze fragments of some vessel" but recognised as belonging to two vessels once conserved.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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