Mary Rose: A wooden tankard by MicroPasts on Sketchfab

Wooden tankard with lid (81A3915) – © Mary Rose Trust

Wooden tankard with lid (81A3915)

The staved wooden vessels recovered from the Mary Rose,of which this wooden drinking tankard was one, provides the largest assemblage of domestic wooden vessels yet recovered in the British Isles (Weinstein 2005).


Made from seven staves and held together with hoops, this tankard also retained much of the pitch lining that made it watertight.  Oak, poplar, pine, beech and willow were all used in its construction.


A small “X” shaped mark can clearly be seen on the lid and this is probably a mark to indicate ownership.