1884.82.121

Cast of copper alloy bracelet

Place details: EUROPE. UK. [England Somerset Taunton Deane West Buckland Bronze Age hoard]. Cultural Group: [Middle Bronze Age] Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Plaster / ?. Processes: Cast / ?. Weight: 24 g Dimensions: Max D = 71 mm Max W = 28 mm Max Thickness = 8 mm Maker: One of Ready family at British Museum Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: By 1880 May 13 Other Owners: Mr Ready British Museum Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers. This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884. It was delivered to South Kensington Museum in May 1880. It was probably displayed at South Kensington Museum between 1880 - 1884. PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884 PR No.: 1/ 10884 Documentation: See RDF PRM Image: A5 F21 12 DCF 04-06 Digital Ref Photo 4/10/2005 Collections Digital Reference Photo 19/09/2013

KEYWORD: [Arm Ornament] / Cast / Reproduction / CLASS: [Ornament] / Reproduction / ?.

Object description: Plaster cast of copper alloy bracelet decorated with raised parallel bands, a row of bosses, and incised lines. [CG [Excav. PR] 19/09/2013]

Accession Book V entry - 1884.82.1 - 363 Personal Ornaments (contd from Vol IV) Metal bangles bracelets anklets - Cast of a bronze bracelet with bosses, the original found at W Buckland Somerset JRAI XXXVII 145

Delivery Catalogue II entry - Bronze period Swords Daggers and Casts Plaster casts of torque 2 celts and a bracelet found at West Buckland on board 1/ 10884 51 [screen or case?] 332

'Green book' entry - South Kensington Receipts, 13 May 1880 - 1 board containing ... 1 reproduction of bracelet from Mr Ready British Museum

[Geographical] Card Catalogue Entry - [English archaeology] Somerset Various sites Copper and Bronze - exactly as Accession Book

Pitt Rivers Museum label - Cast of a bronze bracelet with bosses: original found at W. BUCKLAND, SOMERSET. J.R.A.I. XXXV.145 P.R. coll. [LM 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 4/10/2005]

Written on object - BRONZE BRACELET. WEST BUCKLAND, SOMERSET. (CAST) V. JOURN. R. ARCHEOL. Inst. XXXVII No. 145. [LM 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 4/10/2005]

Display history: Displayed in South Kensington Museum (V&A). [AP Leverhulme project on founding collection 1995-1998]

Publications history, trails & websites: This object was published in Taylor, R.J. 1982. The Hoard from West Buckland, Somerset. The Antiquaries Journal 62: 13-17. [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]

Sanford, W.A. 1880. Antiquities and works of art exhibited. Archaeological Journal 37: 107. [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]

Related Documents File - 'The hoard from West Buckland Somerset' Robin J Taylor The Antiquaries Journal 1982 vol LXII part I, with photograph of object

Research notes: The object of which this is a cast was exhibited by W.A. Sanford at the Royal Archaeological Institute in November 1879 (Sanford 1880) and was listed by John Evans in 1881 (Ancient Bronze Implements...) as being in the possession of Sanford (Taylor 1982: 13). [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]

Ready family were family of restorers who worked at the British Museum in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, they also sold objects and repaired objects for private collectors like Pitt Rivers [AP 10/05/2010]