Silver Bowl From Sutton Hoo

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 October 2016
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This shallow silver bowl is from a set of ten that were stacked upside-down inside the Suton Hoo burial chamber. They were made in the Eastern Mediterranean, possibly for religious use; their cross-shaped design may have had a Christian meaning. We don't know how the bowls were used after they arrived in Anglo-Saxon England, where Christianity was slowly taking hold. Donated by Mrs. Edith M. Pretty. Circa 500s to 600s CE. From the ship-burial mound 1 at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, UK. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 05). Silver Bowl From Sutton Hoo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5777/silver-bowl-from-sutton-hoo/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Bowl From Sutton Hoo." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 05, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5777/silver-bowl-from-sutton-hoo/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Bowl From Sutton Hoo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Oct 2016. Web. 26 Oct 2021.