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Pottery bucket: almost vertical walls, with triple incised grid of squares with hatched decoration; tempered with schist (?talc); hand-made; sections of an iron band below rim with handle attachments; moulded rim. Also bag of small fragments.
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Height: 18.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Examination of the fabric suggests the bucket was tempered with schist (?talc) and no asbestiform fibres were observed (CDS Report AR2004/18). But as this type of pottery was often tempered with asbestos care should still be taken in the event of invasive sampling or cleaning (eg using power tools) that might generate respirable dust.
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Found near Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, by Johannes Nielsen Maele; "2 Grobe Urnen gefunden in einem 4 Ellen lange und 4 breite Steinzimmer zugleich mit Fragmenten von Schwerte und Sattel-ziersachen von Johannes Nielsen Maele auf den Hof Maele Gjerstads Postamt, 3 Meile nordost von Bergen"; associated with registration nos. 1861,0315.3 to 1861,0315.7 and ?1861,0315.9a below (MS letter from vendor, 23.3.1859). The modern provenance is the Mele farm, Osterøy, Hordaland.
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 163, fig. 217
See S. Kristoffersen & B. Magnus, 2010, 'Spannformete kar. Utvikling og variasjon', no. 75, pl. 5, Group AB3 (pers. comm. H. Reiersen).
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