Two shallow, decorated cast bronze utensils and a fragment of a decorated bronze ornament photographed at the National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds in 1868

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The text panel accompanying the plate states:


1 and 2. TWO cast bronze utensils of oval form, slightly concave, with flat trefoil handles on the upper parts, ornamented in relief, with the peculiar scroll frequently met with on Celtic implements and utensils.

The bowl or concave part of one is quite plain, but there is a hole on the right side evidently for a special purpose, as others have been found with this perforation in exactly the same position; the other has two lines crossed at right angles. There is a sort of shoulder at the junction with the handle; they are not made from the same mould, and the pattern differs in many respects. The use of these utensils is at present unknown, but they are probably connected with some sacrificial ceremony.

They are usually found in pairs, one generally marked with a cross, the other with a round mark in the centre. These specimens were found in a British encampment at Penrhyn, Cardiganshire.

3. A fragment of a bronze ornament with the Celtic tripartite scroll, before referred to.

From the Ashmolean Museum.


This is part of the Volume: AL2029 Album of photographs of archaeological finds displayed at the National Exhibition of Works of Art at Leeds in 1868; within the Collection: WXC01 Photographically illustrated book written by William Chaffers of archaeological finds displayed at an exhibition in Leeds in 1868


Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Cundall & Fleming


Archaeology, Art And Design, Exhibition