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Claw beaker

This glass drinking vessel was found in a male burial near Finglesham, Kent. It is on loan to the Ashmolean from the Right Honourable Lord Northbourne.

Beakers like these are quite often found in 6th and 7th century Anglo-Saxon burials although not always in good condition. The name ‘claw beaker’ was coined because of the claw or talon shaped protrusions on vessels of this type.

On display in Gallery 41: England

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