Cauldron Handle


SCW676 is the square handle or ‘ears’ from a copper alloy (leaded bronze) cauldron, probably used for the boiling of meat.  Such cauldrons, with their bulbous body and tripod legs and which date from the High Middle Ages to the 19th century, are well known in museum and archaeological collections on land. The vertical casting line on this arm is typical of this artefact type.