Acquisition (From) :: Pretty, Edith M to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1939 ::, Appeared in exhibition :: G2 Changing Museum ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 266-267, 272 ::, Consists of :: silver ::, Consists of :: walnut wood :: burr-wood, Dimension Diameter :: 2.70cm :: rim internal, Dimension Diameter :: 3.20cm :: rim external, Dimension Height :: 4.00cm :: estimated original, Dimension Width :: 1.00cm :: mount, Found (in) :: Sutton Hoo ::, Located in gallery :: G2/dc172 :: 26 Oct 2011, Object type :: bottle ::, Object type :: cup :: Cup 5, Production Period / Culture :: Early Anglo-Saxon ::, Production date :: early 7thC ::
Exhibition label :: G2 Changing Museum :: Drinking cups Drinking cups with silver-gilt fittings complemented the larger vessels in the grave. They were made from naturally patterned maple burr-wood. This comes from growths on a tree’s body and is therefore rare. Anglo-Saxon, early AD 600s
Cup or small bottle of walnut burr-wood; only partly surviving. Small and distorted; with an incomplete silver rim with collar, comprising a thick band flanked by horizontal grooves. The rim was attached to the neck of the vessel with three small grooved silver clips.