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Pottery Food-vessel Urn. Substantially restored food vessel; upper part only is original. Reddish-brown to grey black exterior, grey black interior. Fairly hard, heavily gritted ware. Steep internal bevel, with rounded-off, slightly everted rim; concave neck, grooved shoulder. Decoration: fairly fine twisted cord; relief ornament. Inside the rim, there are 5-6 horizontal lines of short twisted cord impressions. On exterior of rim, short horizontal twisted cord impressions. On the neck there is an applied chevron, enriched by twisted cord; in the interspaces, there are twisted cord impressions arranged in parallel vertical lines or concentric triangles. In the shoulder groove there appear to be short cord impressions, but due to the restoration the arrangement is unclear. In the best preserved portion, the vertical lines appear to be continuations of the arrangements on the neck.
Diameter: 270 millimetres (mouth;approx)
Height: 150 millimetres (surviving)
- Curator's comments
- Cowie 1978
No details: Greenwell obtained "3 urns, all imperfect" from Ford Castle, where they had been preserved. They had been dug up at different times on the Ford estate.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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