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Flanged silver bowl from the Mildenhall treasure

300/399

British Museum

British Museum

Bowls of this shape were popular in late-Roman table services. The decoration on the flat rims shows a variety of animals in hunting and pastoral scenes, themes which fall into the general category of Bacchic imagery. The inclusion of griffins, a mythical species, alongside real animals, is a common feature. The central medallion on this bowl shows a huntsman confronting a bear.

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  • Title: Flanged silver bowl from the Mildenhall treasure
  • Date Created: 300/399
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 295.50mm; Height: 95.50mm; Weight: 1718.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: relief
  • Subject: hunting/shooting; griffin; mammal
  • Registration number: 1946,1007.5
  • 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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