The Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-Bowls [Hardback]

Rupert Bruce-Mitford (Author)

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ISBN: 9780198134107 | Published by: Oxford University Press | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 514p, 8 col pls, over a thousand b/w illus

The Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-Bowls


Oxbow writes: This is the book that was to have been Sutton Hoo Vol 4! It is the great corpus of hanging bowls that was sparked off by Bruce-Mitford's study of the bowls found in the Sutton Hoo burial, but it outgrew that project, and despite Bruce-Mitford continuing to work on it after he retired from the BM, he did not complete it, and it is a tribute to Sheila Raven and OUP that it now see the light of day. Celtic hanging-bowls were produced from the fifth to the eleventh century and range from simple functional vessels to great masterpieces of the period. The first part of the publication sets the bowls in their historical and cultural context and discusses all key aspects of hanging-bowl research, including the much-disputed topics of origin, use, and chronology. The second part is a comprehensive and highly detailed catalogue, dealing with the whole series from Britain and Europe. Lavishly illustrated with black and white plates.

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