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
Highly decorated 13th -14th centuries

  • Common name Brill/Boarstall ware, Buckinghamshire
  • Class Pear-shaped jug
  • Height 265mm
  • Identifier PW81
  • Production centre in west Buckinghamshire
  • Distribution local
  • Use storage of liquids
  • Date late 13th century AD
  • Published in Rackham 1972 Pl 85, 27
  • Historic context found 23 ft below surface opposite old schools tower, pre-dating Hertford College, Oxford
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