Acquisition (From) :: Pretty, Edith M to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1939 ::, Appeared in exhibition :: G2 Changing Museum ::, Consists of :: maple wood ::, Consists of :: silver ::, Dimension Length :: 8.40cm ::, Dimension Width :: 6.30cm ::, Found (in) :: Sutton Hoo ::, Located in gallery :: G2/dc165 :: 26 Oct 2011, Object type :: bottle ::, Production Period / Culture :: Early Anglo-Saxon ::, Production date :: 7thC(early) ::
Exhibited: 2011 26 Mar-30 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, People of Sutton Hoo.
Exhibition label :: G2 Changing Museum :: Bottle fittings The ship burial contained two sets of silver-gilt mounts, which had once decorated wooden bottles. Only a few fragments of warped maplewood survive today, but some of them still have impressions from the metal fittings. Anglo-Saxon, early AD 600s
Portion of maple wood bottle, curved, comprising part of body and length of rim with impression from mount, and protruding silver rivet.