Pottery Bottle from Sutton Hoo

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 October 2016
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This bottle is the only piece of pottery from the Sutton Hoo ship-burial. It was made on a wheel, like Frankish pottery; early Anglo-Saxon pottery was typically handmade. Unglazed and therefore porous, it was only suitable for viscous liquids, like honey, unless the inside was lined, for instance with a resin. Scientific tests have so far been unable to determine what it contained. Donated by Mrs. Edith M. Pretty. Early 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 10). Pottery Bottle from Sutton Hoo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5782/pottery-bottle-from-sutton-hoo/

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