- Museum number
High shouldered biconical carinated pottery dish with rounded base. Narrow shoulder above carination with defined rounded bead lip. Exterior glossy burnish, interior burnished. Firing dark; brown and grey.
- Production date
- 500 BC - 350 BC (circa)
Diameter: 207 millimetres
Height: 50 millimetres
Weight: 591 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
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.
Dishes/lids: The form could have a dual function, dish and lid, and one was illustrated and described covering a matching urn (ML.2657; Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, pl. 22, fig. 12). There are three different base configurations: rounded (ML.2775, ML.2651, ML.2778, ML.2745, ML.2657a), central omphalos (ML.2774, ML.2692, ML.2650, ML.2779, ML.2776) and with dimples grouped at the centre (ML.2777). A common and widely found type with no regional bias to its production in Champagne, Hallstatt D and La Tène I. The earliest burial contexts at Tinqueux grave 31 and Villeneuve-Renneville grave 52.
No correlation in the Register but possibly Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, pl. 6, fig. 9, where used as a lid for a carinated jar. The shape matches but the dimensions do not.
- On display (G50/dc13)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number