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Buiston Crannog

Buiston Hanging Bowl

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

Bronze hanging bowl from Buiston crannog, Ayrshire, c. 550 - 700 AD.

 

This bronze bowl would have been suspended from three chains held by loops around the vessel's rim; two are now lost. Bowls like this were probably used at feasts for hand-washing.

Materials/Media:
Bronze
Source:
National Museums Scotland
Accession number:
X.HV 959
Digital Number:
NMAH006n
Creation Date:
c. 550 - 700 AD
Copyright:
Board of Trustees, National Museums Scotland