Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Bowl Mount Pair 022891

Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Bowl Mount Pair 022891
Anglo-Saxon 'Openwork' Bowl Mount Pair
Copper-alloy, 64.20 grams, 49.36-84.06 mm. Circa 6th century AD. A pair of cast copper-alloy mounts from a bowl or serving vessel. The larger mount is formed as a D-shaped plate with openwork centre and cruciform internal bars; the smaller is similar, forming just the lower portion. The surface is decorated with multiple ring-and-dot motifs. The lower point is provided with a crescentic extension. The upper portion of the plate is provided with three attachment rivets and from the upper edge springs a standard with a fourth rivet for the handle; the rivets are D-shaped in section and elliptical in plan with triangular ridge detail to each face. To the reverse, traces of the decorative sheet bronze surface of the bowl are visible. Reference: cf. copper-alloy bucket-mounts in the Ashmolean museum published in MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 items 50.1, 50.4. Fine condition. Provenance: found Leicestershire, UK.


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