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
Early Saxon AD 350 - 650

  • Common name Sandy ware
  • Class Urn
  • Height 288mm
  • Identifier PW203
  • Production centre local
  • Distribution local
  • Use as a cremation urn
  • Date 5th - 6th century AD
  • Historic context found during the construction of a dual carriageway at Upton, Northamptonshire; a number of features were uncovered which included an Anglo-Saxon building. The building was destroyed in a violent fire.
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