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Pottery jug with green glaze depicting human face at front with arms beneath. The arms are formed of applied strips and are bent at the elbow so that the gloved hands are pressed against the body at shoulder level. The hair is represented by a strip of clay above the top of the handle. This is decorated with pierced holes and short, incised lines, probably representing braiding. Restored from fragments.
- Production date
Height: 39.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Blurton 1997
The shoulder and neck of this jug represent the shoulders and neck of a woman. Fine medieval jugs at the end of the thirteenth and beginning of the fourteenth centuries are sometimes decorated with human figures in the form of knights or hunters. Other jugs have match-stick human figures, made of applied strips of clay. This jug is a clever adaptation of the jug to the human figure.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1998 9 Feb-3 May, India, Mumbai, Sir Caswasjee Jahangir Hall, The Enduring Image
1997 13 Oct-1998 5 Jan, India, New Delhi, National Museum, The Enduring Image
1987 6 Nov-1988 6 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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