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 St Neot's type ware
  • Class Rounded jar
  • Height 135mm
  • Identifier PW56
  • Production centre a dispersed industry centred on the south Midlands
  • Distribution traded from the heartland west to Wessex, west Midlands, north to York and East Anglia
  • Use cooking and storage
  • Date 11th century AD
  • Published in Radcliffe 1961, Fig 9 no 1, 56
  • Historic context found in a pit on Kybald Street, Oxford with iron slag and animal bones
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