Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Bowl Mount 020354

Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Bowl Mount 020354
Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Bowl Mount
Copper-alloy and enamel, 3.10 grams, 27.68 mm. 6th-8th century AD. A quadrangular mount with slightly flared ends and lobed extensions to both sides. The central panel features a pleasing Insular Style knotwork design executed in cream-yellow enamel; the lobes are filled with similar material. The lateral lobes are both pierced for attachment; at some point the object was re-mounted with a single central rivet (still in place). The slight convex curvature of the mount suggests that it may have been attached to the curved rim of a bowl or other vessel. Reference: cf. enamelled champlevé mount from Liddington, Wiltshire, in MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), BAR British Series 230, 1993, p.242 item 47.20. Good very fine condition, some loss to one lobe. Provenance: from an old English collection, found Lincolnshire, England.
 
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