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Description - The Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-Bowls by Rupert Bruce-Mitford

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-bowl research, 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 eight colour 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198134107
ISBN-10: 019813410X
Format: Hardback
(284mm x 227mm x 35mm)
Pages: 550
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rupert Bruce-Mitford

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