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Hanging bowl from the ship burial at Sutton Hoo

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

This magnificent bronze hanging bowl is the largest of three found in the ship burial at Sutton Hoo. We cannot be certain how it was used, but it might have been for hand washing.
Hanging bowls like this one were not Anglo-Saxon, and were probably made by British peoples from neighbouring regions.

Details

  • Title: Hanging bowl from the ship burial at Sutton Hoo
  • Location: British Museum, London, UK
  • Physical Dimensions: Bowl; copper-alloy, enamel, gold, silver; diameter: 29.8 cm (rim), depth: 13.5 cm
  • Publisher: British Museum
  • British Museum link: More about this on the British Museum website

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