Other Objects found
in the Ship Burial.
- Apart from the jewels
and weapons, lots of other objects
were found in the burial chamber of the ship
burial at Sutton Hoo. Some of them came from far away.
The owner must have been very rich to bring them all the way to
- There were 16 pieces of silver made
in the Eastern Mediterranean:
- A Byzantine silver dish (72.4
cm across) made during the Reign of Emperor Anastasius I (AD
- A silver fluted bowl and
handles (See Picture).
- A silver ladle.
- A small silver cup.
- 10 shallow silver bowls (See
- 2 silver spoons inscribed with
the names of 2 Christians: 'Saul' and 'Paul' (See
- There was a large bronze 'Coptic'
bowl with handles. Coptic means that it was made in ancient
- There was a big set of drinking
- 2 big curly drinking horns (See
horns probably came from big bulls called 'aurochs'. They
are extinct now.
- 6 little bottles made of
maplewood (See Picture).
- 8 little cups made of
- They all had gold covered
decorated silver plaques around their rims.
- One of the most interesting things
found was the remains of a wooden harp (See
Picture). This was a musical
instrument. It would have been used by a minstrel
when singing songs to a great lord or king.
- Other objects included:
- 4 table knives with iron blades
and bone handles.
- A few odd counters from an
unknown board game.
- 3 bronze 'hanging bowls' on
- A tub and 3 buckets. They were
made of wood with iron bands to hold them together (See
- 3 bronze cauldrons. One had an
elaborate iron chain to hang it above a fire.
- An iron lamp.
- A pottery bottle.
- Many of these items would have been
useful when holding a feast in a great