The Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-Bowls: with An Account of the Bowls Found in Scandinavia

Hardcover | August 31, 2005

byRupert Bruce-Mitford, Sheila Raven

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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 background and discusses all key aspects of hanging-bowlresearch, 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. The publication is lavishly illustrated with over a thousand black and white illustrations and eightcolour plates. This long-awaited book by the leading authority on the subject will become the definitive work on this distinctive class of Celtic artefact.

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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 background and discusses all key aspects of hanging-bowlresearch, including the much-disputed topics of...

Rupert Bruce-Mitford was formerly Keeper of Medieval and Later Antiquities in the British Museum Sheila Raven is Archaeology Assistant and Post-Excavation Manager in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford
Format:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1.39 inPublished:August 31, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019813410X

ISBN - 13:9780198134107

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction1. What are hanging-bowls? The problem stated2. About the Catalogue in Part 2: Scope and Method3. The History of Hanging-Bowl Studies4. Classifying the Bowls5. The Opnework Escutcheon Group6. The distribution and origin of hanging-bowls in the British Isles and beyond7. The use and purpose of the hanging-bowls8. Dating the bowls9. Sheila Raven: Hanging-bowl finds in Scandinavia and North EuropeClassified Lists of Bowl FindsAppendicesPart 2: The CatalogueIntroductionThe Form and Style TablesComparanda