Empress pepperpot by Unknown Artist

A decorative table utensil in the form of a bust of an empress.

Details

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 10.3 cm
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Eric Lawes

It is hollow and details of the Empress's jewellery and rich clothing are guilded. She probably does not represent a particular woman but is a generic representation. Four pepper pots were among the treasure found at Hoxne.

Provenance

Discovered by Mr Eric Lawson at Hoxne, Suffolk.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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