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The Cuddesdon Bowl

This early seventh-century Anglo-Saxon bowl, probably made in Kent, was discovered in 1847 in Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire.

It was found in the grave of an Anglo-Saxon of noble rank, during alterations to the Bishop of Oxford’s palace. The bowl subsequently went missing and was rediscovered in 1971 in a house in Leicestershire, where it was being used as flower vase.

On display in Gallery 41: England

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