A Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-bowls with an Account of the Bowls Found in Scandinavia

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Social Science - 514 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Willoughton Lincoln Norway Corpus no 140 S Raven 11 2 Utne Norway
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SCOPE AND METHOD
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THE OPENWORK ESCUTCHEON GROUP
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THE DISTRIBUTION AND ORIGIN OF HANGINGBOWLS
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THE USE AND PURPOSE OF HANGINGBOWLS
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THE SCANDINAVIAN BOWLS
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Benty Grange Derbyshire Corpus no
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Reconstructed profile and section of complete bowl with
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The use of yellow enamel in the hangingbowl series in the fifth to seventh centuries by Rupert BruceMitford with three reports by the Department of ...
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A note on the Water Newton hangingbowl and other Roman hanging vessels by K S Painter
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Notes on the Whitby Abbey site Yorkshire and the bowls represented there by Rupert BruceMitford
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technical report by P T Craddock and M Bimson Department of Scientific Research British Museum
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Technical report on the bronze disc from Dunadd Strathclyde by Richard Welander Ancient Monuments Scottish Department
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Glossary
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Introduction
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k Dating
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1 Original provenance of the late hangingbowls
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m The makers and users of late hangingbowls
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n Summary
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CLASSIFIED LISTS OF BOWL FINDS Introduction
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Number of bowl finds by countries
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B bowls
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E bowls
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Escutcheons perforated for secondary use as pendants and jewellery
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E ware and Craig Phadrig by Ewan Campbell
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Note on the dating of openwork hangingbowl escutcheons by Dr R B K Stevenson
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Lullingstone Eynsford Dartford Lower Shorne and the Sarre bowlsa clarification by Rupert BruceMitford
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The construction of the Sutton Hoo fish and its pedestal by Rupert BruceMitford
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Associated finds illustrations Drawings ac were drawn
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Great Dunmow Essex Corpus no
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SCOTLAND
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IRELAND
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SCANDINAVIA AND NORTHERN EUROPE
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SUPPLEMENTARY BOWLS recent finds
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DOUBTFUL ITEMS AND NONHANGINGBOWLS Group 1
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ROMAN HANGINGBOWLS Group2
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Introduction
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Escutcheon types frames hooks and rings
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Escutcheon decoration
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Norwegianfound hangingbowls and related material
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Rupert Bruce-Mitford was formerly Keeper of Medieval and Later Antiquities in the British Museum. Sheila Raven is Archaeology Assistant and Post-Excavation Manager in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford

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