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
Early Medieval AD 1000 - 1250

  • Common name Ashampstead type ware
  • Class Rounded jug
  • Height 283mm
  • Identifier PW138
  • Production centre village based industry at Ashampstead, Berkshire
  • Distribution wares commonly supplied to urban centres of Abingdon, Oxford, Reading and Newbury.
  • Use decanting of liquid
  • Date 13th century AD
  • Published in Bruce-Mitford 1939, Fig. 23 F, Pl XI, no 2, 97
  • Historic context associated with well 1 at the rear of a property fronting Broad Street in the north eastern suburb of Oxford, found with many pottery vessels and substantial oak boards up to 1 inch in thickness
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