Detail of a Fluted Silver Bowl From Sutton Hoo

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 October 2016

This large silver bowl has a diameter of 40.7 centimetres and weighs 2.02 kilogrammes. Its central roundel depicts a classical female head, who is facing to the left. From this roundel radiate a series of flutings, which run to the rim. The bowl's two drop handles are placed below it. Donated by Mrs. Edith M. Pretty. 6th century to early 7th century CE. From the ship-burial mound 1 at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, UK. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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