- Museum number
High-shouldered biconical carinated pottery jar with narrow shoulder above the carination with defined rounded bead lip. Exterior burnished. Decorated in relief with eleven hoops of pinched finger-nail impressions. Firing uncontrolled light; patchy orange, brown and grey.
- Production date
- 500 BC - 300 BC (circa)
Diameter: 179 millimetres (max)
Height: 226 millimetres
Weight: 1262 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.
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: Smith, R.A., 1925, ‘A guide to the antiquities of the Early Iron Age’ (second edition), London, pl. 5, 8.
- On display (G50/dc13)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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