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 Early Medieval Oxford ware
  • Class Pedestal lamps
  • Height left, 56mm right, 145mm
  • Identifier PW50
  • Production centre a dispersed industry to the north west of Oxford
  • Distribution local
  • Use for lighting interiors
  • Date 11th - 12th century AD
  • Published in Jope, Jope & Rigold 1950, Fig 21 nos 3 and 2, 59
  • Provenance found in 1894, one near the University church with pottery, skeletons and a Roman coin; the other from properties associated with wealthy merchants
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