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Finds Friday: Bronze Age incense cup from Thanet

Submitted by Jacob Scott on 31 October 2023

Curator Andy Ward shares a Bronze Age incense cup found on the Isle of Thanet.


Posted 11th August 2023


It's #FindsFriday so I thought I would post a recent image I took of the #BronzeAge incense cup from the Lord of the Manor excavation undertaken by Trust For Thanet Archaeology and Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society. This small cup dating between c. 1650 and 1400 BCE is decorated with twisted cord patterns.

Bronze Age incense cup from Thanet.

It's one of a small number of cups found in Bronze Age graves. The cup is currently on display at Maidstone Museums as part of our temporary exhibition and more information on the cup will hopefully be published soon.