About this object

Glass pouch bottle (Harden Class VII, a, 4). Glass pale olive (golden green) with small air bubbles and very clear blowing spirals. Rim outbent, inward folded and not flattened: body globular with round base. Glass very thin and decayed, with iridescent patches. Decorated on body with one set of zig-zag trails, then trail carried spirally up around neck, wound eight times and finished off on rim by smoothing. Only slight wear on rim.

This vessel was found by the Reverend Bryan Faussett in Grave 28 at Barfriston Down, at the foot of a child's skeleton.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England
  • Date made
    6th Century AD late - 7th Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Bryan Rev Faussett
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Kent: Barfrestone
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    108 mm; 4 1/4 in
  • Related people
    Bryan Rev Faussett (Collector, previous owner); Godfrey Faussett (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1854
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Godfrey Faussett

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: By descent
    Owned until: 1854
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Bryan Rev Faussett

    Owned from: 1772
    How acquired: Collected
    Owned until: 1776-10-10
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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