Claw beaker

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Claw beaker from an Anglo-Saxon site.

A claw beaker is a name given by archaeologists to a type of drinking vessel often found as a grave good in 6th and 7th century AD Frankish and Anglo-Saxon burials.

Found in northern France, eastern England, Germany and the Low Countries, it is a plain conical beaker with small, claw-like handles or lugs protruding from the sides made from gobs of molten glass applied to the beaker's walls. The centre of manufacturing was probably in modern-day Germany and the glass was sometimes tinted brown, blue or yellow.

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