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 Shouldered jar
  • Height 195mm
  • Identifier PW02
  • Production centre a dispersed industry to the north-west and west of Oxford
  • Distribution local
  • Use for cooking and storage
  • Date 11th - early 13th century AD
  • Published in Jope and Threlfall 1959, Fig 8, 248
  • Historic context large cess-pit on the earliest marketplace with later material
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