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
The Ceramic Collections (some links currently inactive)
Classical to Medieval:
This truly outstanding collection from the Classical period is represented by a wide range of vessels for wine drinking, decorated with scenes of religious, sporting and everyday life
Etruscan [inactive]
The material from Italy includes Etruscan work as well as a fine and representative collection from the entire period of Greek colonisation
Roman [inactive]
Roman ceramics include Mediterranean fineware, Arretine and North African Slipware
Romano-British [inactive]
The collection is especially strong in local pottery from an important Roman industry centred on Oxford itself
The collections include a splendid range of Anglo-Saxon burial urns from East Anglia and the Upper Thames Valley of the 5th - 7th centuries AD
Byzantine [inactive]
The Byzantine section includes a substantial collection of pilgrim flasks, dating from the 4th-7th centuries AD, and ceramics from the cargo of a ship wrecked in the 12th century off the island of Skopelos
Medieval Europe
The collections include vessels from the most accomplished medieval ceramic industry of England, the Brill/Boarstall potteries in Buckinghamshire, These date from the 13th - 16th century AD

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