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Flanged silver bowl and cover from the Mildenhall treasure

300/399

British Museum

British Museum

This bowl is the earliest vessel in the Mildenhall treasure, made in Gaul in the third century AD.

It has a dropped horizontal rim and niello decoration. It was not designed to have a lid. The deep domed cover was made later, some time in the fourth century, either for another bowl, or perhaps specifically to fit this one. It has a border of Bacchic ornament in relief. The small statuette of a triton which forms a knob may not have been part of the lid's original design.

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Details

  • Title: Flanged silver bowl and cover from the Mildenhall treasure
  • Date Created: 300/399
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 230.00mm; Height: 191.00mm (with bowl (11)); Weight: 1013.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: relief
  • Subject: animal; titan/giant; classical deity
  • Registration number: 1946,1007.12
  • Place: Found/Acquired West Row
  • Period/culture: Romano-British
  • Material: silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Treasure Trove HM Treasury. From Ford, S. From Butcher, George W

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