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Vessel metal / bowl, hanging


Hanging bowl of silver with three oblong gilt escutcheons in the form of spreadeagled boars, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 275



Object name

Vessel metal / bowl, hanging


8th century

Style / Culture



Silver, Gilt

Physical description

Silver, deeply countersunk base, patterned silver disc underneath; circular cast gilt escutcheon of processional animals inside; three oblong boar-shaped gilt escutcheons outside, heads overlapping rim, holding three loose rings; no inset on centre boss

Collection place(s)

St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe


  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

  • Credo - The Christianisation of Europe (26 Jul 2013 - 03 Nov 2013)
    Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum

  • The St Ninian's Isle Treasure (04 Jul 2008 - 13 Oct 2008)
    Shetland Museum and Archives

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

Links to other web pages

Canmore Site Record

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