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

  • Common name Late Saxon Oxford Shelly ware
  • Class Rounded jar
  • Height 150mm
  • Identifier PW05
  • Production centre in the Upper Thames Valley
  • Distribution Upper Thames Valley, north west along the salt routes and south east to London
  • Use cooking and storage
  • Date 9th - 11th century AD
  • Published in Mellor 1994, Fig 6 no 2, 38, 159 
  • Provenance site of Hertford College, Oxford new chapel (1909) found with fragment of human skull
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