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
Early Medieval Oxford ware Early Medieval Oxford ware;  identifier pw57d Early Medieval Oxford ware;  identifier pw50d Early Medieval Oxford ware;  identifier pw02d  
Shouldered jar Pedestal lamps Shouldered jar    
Stamford ware Stamford ware; identifier pw52d Stamford ware;  identifier pw53d      
Spouted pitcher Thumb crucibles      
Assorted wares Late Saxon Oxford Shelly ware;  identifier pw05d St Neot's type ware;  identifier pw56d Coarse London type ware;  identifier pw55d    
Rounded jar Rounded jar Spouted pitcher    
During the Saxo-Norman period the potter's repertoire of vessel types was limited. Jars predominated in a variety of sizes. Shallow and deep-sided dishes, bowls and large storage jars were less common. Several styles of lamps and crucibles are known from this period. Spouted jars with vestigial strap handles were the precursor of the spouted pitchers. Handled jugs, often glazed, occur towards the end of this period.
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