Early Anglo-Saxon Buckets: A Corpus of Alloy and Iron-Bound, Stave-Built Vessels [Hardback]

J. M. Cook (Author)

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ISBN: 9780947816643 | Published by: Oxford University School of Archaeology | Series: Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph | Volume: 60 | Year of Publication: 2004 | Language: English 128p, H297 x W210 (mm) 22 b/w illus
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Early Anglo-Saxon Buckets


Anglo-Saxon buckets are frequent finds in 5th- to 7th-century Anglo-Saxon graves. They are constructed of wooden staves and copper-alloy or iron bindings; some of them are no more than mug-sized, others 20 cm or more in diameter. Elaborate decorative elements on some buckets and many of the grave contexts suggest that these buckets were status goods rather than every-day household equipment. Jean Mary Cook began collecting information on Anglo-Saxon buckets in the 1950s. This posthumously published corpus comprises 339 entries on complete buckets, bucket mounts and objects erroneously published as buckets, many of them based on first-hand examination, with information on their archaeological context. The detailed information in the illustrated monograph is accompanied by a website that enables the reader to search Jean Cooks database for certain aspects of bucket construction and design.

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