A selection of ceramics through the ages (5 second delay) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology The Collections:
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Early Europe & Near East
Classical to Medieval
Europe from 1500
Oriental & Islamic

2000 years of pottery forms and shapes
Saxo-Norman AD 850 - 1150

  • Common name Stamford ware
  • Class Thumb crucibles
  • Height 40-65mm
  • Identifier PW53
  • Production centre at Stamford in south Lincolnshire
  • Distribution limited to large towns
  • Use for melting metal ores
  • Date 10th - 11th century AD
  • Published in Kilmurry 1980, Fig 4 no 16, 18
  • Historic context a property on Cornmarket Street, Oxford (N - S axis of the Saxon town)
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