Small jar

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Jar
Late Roman Period
Pottery (Marl)
Number of Elements
Height: 67mm | Rim diameter: 96mm | Maximum diameter: 108mm | Height of maximum diameter: 57mm | Base diameter: 47mm | Vessel index: 182

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Small open form jar made from Marl clay. The vessel is similar to Aswan clay from the Late Roman Period. It has a decentralised spiral flat base and is wheel-made. The material itself is pink and fine with mineral inclusions and sand. There is a rolled outer rim that has one massive section missing, going down to the base of the vessel. There are chips along the rest of the rim. One big section of the vessel has been repaired with adhesive. There is a pale coating on the exterior and the rim, which has dripped down into the interior, specifically on the repaired section. The base has been left uncoated. The decoration on the exterior is repeated three times and appears to be two oblong shapes that taper to one end and are parallel to one another.

Munsell Chart Reading

Interior: 10R 6/4 Pale Red | Exterior: 7.5YR 7/6 Reddish Yellow | Decoration: 7.5R 4/2 Weak Red

Last modified: 26 Apr 2022

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