Flanged silver bowl and cover from the Mildenhall treasure


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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  • 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