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, a Frankish import
  • Class Bottle
  • Height 245mm
  • Identifier PW201a
  • Production centre northern France
  • Distribution northern France, Kent and Upper Thames
  • Use as a container for wine
  • Date 7th century AD
  • Detail roller stamp decoration on a wheel made vessel
  • Published in Leeds 1924, 113-126 and Evison 1974, 77-89; Speake and Dickinson 1992, 95-130
  • Historic context excavated from an Anglo Saxon barrow at Asthall, in west Oxfordshire, 1923 found with small quantity of burnt human bone, fire-damaged bone playing pieces, some fragments of metalwork, including a decorative pin-head with animal ornament
  • Excavated by G. S. Bowles
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