A decorative table utensil in the form of a bust of an empress.
Empress pepperpot by Unknown Artist, 300425
© British Museum
- Silver gilt
- Height: 10.3 cm
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Discovered by Mr Eric Lawson at Hoxne, Suffolk.