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Reconstructed bucket, copper alloy (original) and wood (modern), dating from AD 450-650, Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire.

Buckets like this are often found in female burials from the Anglo-Saxon period. They may be found alongside knives (sceax) and other objects used by women in everyday life, for example sewing equipment, pots and utensils as we as jewellery.

On display in Gallery 41: England

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