A selection of ceramics through the ages (5 second delay) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology The Collections:
PotWeb: Ceramics online
@ the Ashmolean Museum
Early Europe & Near East
Classical to Medieval
Europe from 1500
Oriental & Islamic
2000 years of pottery forms and shapes
Early Medieval AD 1000 - 1250
Ashampstead type ware Ashampstead type ware; identifier pw79d Ashampstead type ware;  pw138d      
Globular jug Rounded jug    
Brill/Boarstall ware Brill/Boarstall ware;  identifier pw04d Brill/Boarstall ware;  identifier pw11d Brill/Boarstall ware;  identifier pw140d Brill/Boarstall ware; identifier pw142d Brill/Boarstall ware; identifier pw132d
Small rounded jar Baluster jug Baluster jug Rounded jug Rounded jug
Early Medieval Oxford ware Early Medieval Oxford ware;  identifier pw45d Early Medieval Oxford ware; identifier pw76d Early Medieval Oxford ware; identifier pw114d      
Dish Biconical jug Pear-shaped jug   

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Jars in a variety of sizes were in use during the early medieval period. Bowls and dishes still formed a minor element of the potter's repertoire; curfews (not illustrated) make their appearance for the first time. Glazed spouted tripod pitchers and pinched lipped pitchers now occur. Their strap handles often display a variety of decorative styles. The decoration introduced on the bodies of pitchers at this period includes thumbed, incised, roller-stamped or applied plastic decoration. Red and white slip was added towards the end of the period.
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