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High-shouldered biconical carinated pottery jar with narrow shoulder above the carination with defined rounded bead lip. Exterior glossy burnish, interior burnished. Decorated with notches arranged in twelve bands. Firing uncontrolled dark; variegated brown and black, with oxidized orange patches.
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Minor rim repair. Notched decoration made with a sharp tool approx. 5 mm wide.
High-shouldered biconical carinated vessels: The vessel wall is in two planes meeting at a sharp angle forming a carinated shoulder at a point anywhere from mid-point to the upper quarter of the body. The basic carinated shape was introduced in Hallstatt C and continued into La Tène II.
Lipped versions: Narrow shoulder above the carination with defined rounded bead lip. Different capacities, presumably for different functions, were achieved by varying the depth of the vessel, so producing a range from shallow lids/dishes to bowls and jars with similar rim and shoulder diameters.
Jars: Lipped jars have been grouped according to the position and degree of angle of the shoulder carination. Chronology spans at least Hallstatt D and La Tène I. Versions with a bead lip occur in burials of the first half of the fifth century BC at Tinqueux grave 31, Sogny grave 7 and Les Jogasses grave 188. One of the most common forms in La Tène I burials in Champagne, with no obvious regional bias to its distribution.
Bibliography: Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, pl. 41, fig. 17.
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