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Pottery. Accessory cup, decorated with twisted cord impression and stabbed/jabbed bone impression. Twisted cord decoration to the body of the vessel includes encircling lines and a chevron motif between two encircling lines. Beneath the lowest line of encircling twisted cord is a line of stabbed/jabbed bone impressions. The internal rim bevel is also decorated with a combination of a chevron between two encircling lines and also carries a line of stabbed/jabbed bone impressions. The vessel has been perforated in three places just below the rim, a fourth perforation may have existed on the complete vessel. The vessel is reconstructed and c.75% complete, the rest of the vessel is restored.
Diameter: 45 millimetres ((Base diameter))
Diameter: 75 millimetres ((Rim diameter))
Height: 50 millimetres
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- Discovered by Private Harkiss, of the Royal Ordnance Corps, in November, 1849, in a cavity of the rock on the summit of the Worcestershire Beacon, possibly beneath a mound of stones (a cairn). The vessel was placed in an inverted position and was associated with cremated bone and ashes. Another, unaccompanied, deposit of (?cremated) bones was found nearby.
- Not on display
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