Acquisition (From) :: Pretty, Edith M to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1939 ::, Appeared in exhibition :: G2 Changing Museum ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 267, 271 ::, Consists of :: plaster ::, Consists of :: silver-gilt ::, Dimension Diameter :: 2.60cm :: rim internal, Dimension Diameter :: 3.10cm :: rim external, Found (in) :: Sutton Hoo ::, Located in gallery :: G2/dc172 :: 27 Oct 2011, Object type :: bottle ::, Object type :: cup :: Cup 4, Object type :: replica ::, Production Period / Culture :: Early Anglo-Saxon ::, Production date :: early 7thC ::, Uses technique :: gilded ::
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
Plaster replica of squat walnut burr-wood cup or small bottle, fitted with original silver-gilt rim. This rim has a horizontally grooved collar below, comprising a broad shallow groove in the centre with one groove above and two further grooves below. The fitting is secured by three grooved silver clips which run from the exterior to the interior of the vessel, secured with rivets.