A Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-Bowls: with An Account of the Bowls Found in Scandinavia

A Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-Bowls: with An Account of the Bowls Found in Scandinavia

by Rupert Bruce-Mitford
     
 

ISBN-10: 019813410X

ISBN-13: 9780198134107

Pub. Date: 10/20/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

A beautifully illustrated book on a fascinating and distinctive class of Celtic metalwork, which ranges from the fifth to the eleventh century, this represents the culmination of a lifetime of research by the leading scholar on this subject, and is the only fully comprehensive account cataloguing the bowls from across Britain and Europe. It also includes new

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A beautifully illustrated book on a fascinating and distinctive class of Celtic metalwork, which ranges from the fifth to the eleventh century, this represents the culmination of a lifetime of research by the leading scholar on this subject, and is the only fully comprehensive account cataloguing the bowls from across Britain and Europe. It also includes new research by Dr Bruce-Mitford's co-author, Sheila Raven, on the little-known collection of bowls found in rich Viking burials abroad

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198134107
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/20/2005
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1What are hanging-bowls? : the problems stated3
2About the catalogue in part II : scope and method5
3The history of hanging-bowl studies8
4Classifying the bowls10
5The openwork Escutcheon group20
6The distribution and origin of hanging-bowls in the British Isles and beyond23
7The use and purpose of hanging-bowls30
8Dating the bowls34
9The Scandinavian bowls41
Classified lists of bowl finds62
App. 1E ware and Craig Phadrig69
App. 2Note on the dating of openwork hanging-bowl escutcheons71
App. 3Lullingstone, Eynsford, Dartford, Lower Shorne, and the Sarre bowls - a clarification72
App. 4The construction of the Sutton Hoo fish and its pedestal74
App. 5The use of yellow enamel in the hanging-bowl series in the fifth to seventh centuries76
App. 6A note on the Water Newton hanging-bowl and other Roman hanging vessels81
App. 7Notes on the Whitby Abbey site, Yorkshire, and the bowls represented there82
App. 8The St. Paul in the Bail bowl, Lincoln City : technical report83
App. 9Technical report on the bronze disc from Dunadd, Strathclyde84
The catalogue
1England103
2Scotland312
3Ireland328
4Scandinavia and Northern Europe347
5Supplementary bowls (recent finds)405
6Doubtful items and non-hanging-bowls (group 1)423
7Roman hanging-bowls (group 2)459

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