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 :: 8.90cm ::, Dimension Width :: 9.40cm ::, Found (in) :: Sutton Hoo ::, Located in gallery :: G2/dc165 :: 26 Oct 2011, Object type :: bottle ::, Production Period / Culture :: Early Anglo-Saxon ::, Production date :: early 7thC ::
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 a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim and part of the body. The rim has clear impressions from parts of two silver mounts, with metal strip and rivet holes for attachment. Part of the body section has clear silver vandyke impressions with rivets and rivet holes, likewise on the inside.