Hanging Bowl from Sutton Hoo

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 October 2016

This unusual medium-sized hanging bowl (made of copper-alloy) displays a curious mix of styles and techniques. The enamelled disc seen on the base is typically Celtic, while the open-work ring surrounding it is inlaid with stamped foil that is more typically Anglo-Saxon. Perhaps the bowl was made by a craftsman trained in both traditions, or in workshop where Celtic and Anglo-Saxon craftsmen worked together. Donated by Mrs. Edith M. Pretty. 6th 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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