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.
The catalogue entries are meticulous, with expansive use of images and illustrations ... This Corpus certainly raises the bar for future catalogues ... Not only does this Corpus add to the source materials available for the early medieval period, but it will also invigorate interest and investigation into one of the more curious artefacts to be created in the insular world. Julianna Grigg, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association ...an essential source of reference for the period. The Society for Medieval Archaeology The book is a fitting memorial to Dr Bruce-Mitford whose contribution to early medieval archaeology...was immense... an important publication and we should be very grateful for the author's work and the splendid realisation of it by Sheila Raven. Michael Ryan, Antiquity
Number Of Pages: 550
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.4 x 22.7 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.85