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Tripartite carinated pottery vessel, tall slim variant. Thick-walled. Glossy burnished finish on exterior and rim of interior; interior of lower body smoothed. Firing uncontrolled; variegated brown, buff and grey.
- Production date
- 500 BC - 350 BC (circa)
Diameter: 32.40 millimetres (base)
Diameter: 87.80 millimetres (rim)
Height: 131 millimetres
Weight: 226 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Tripartite carinated vessels: The vessel comprises three straight-sided sections in different planes meeting at two angles. Radiography has confirmed that a sharply angled jar found at Marson (ML.2644) was made with a definite luted seam at the shoulder carination, the implication being that the overall tripartite shape was achieved by making vessels in three separate sections. The basic shape allowed potters to experiment with proportion and detail which resulted in a great diversity of shapes and sizes, only some of which are represented in the Morel Collection. Criteria for sub-groups are comparative depth of the rim, shoulder and body sections; configuration of the rim; and configuration of the lower body. Examples are ordered by size. They range from Hallstatt C/D to La Tène I. The tripartite shape was current in Hallstatt C burials at 'la Ferme Rouge' Court-St-Etienne, Belgium (Mariën, M.E., 1958, ‘Trouvailles du champ d’urnes et des tombelles hallstattiennes de Court-Saint-Etienne’ (Monographies d’Archéologie Nationale, 1) Brussels, figs 15, no. 12, and 26, no. 27). Probably the most characteristic vessel form in burials of the mid-fifth to the mid-fourth century BC in the Champagne region.
Goblets: Tall slim variants, La Tène I. Perhaps the most elegant version ever produced is represented by the tall goblet from Mesnil-les-Hurlus (ML.2626). Other examples of comparative size and quality are from Berru (Joffroy, R., 1973a, La tombe à char de Berru, ‘Antiquités Nationales’ (5), 45-57, fig. 3.1).
Bibliography: Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, pl. 41, fig. 10.
- On display (G50/dc13)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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