This stunning urn decorated with oval bosses and stamps was discovered during excavations at Darlington.
The settlement that eventually grew into the city of Darlington began as an Anglo-Saxon community that sprang up on the banks of the River Skerne.
The settlement was initially named Dearthington, meaning 'the settlement of Deornoth's people', after the peoples who first came to settle there.
This elegant little urn represents the iconic style of pottery from the Saxon period with its stamped and incised decoration.
Slight Second - This vessel is a second due to the number of pockmarks caused by the grit in the vessel's body. These marks are a common feature in Saxon pottery originals, but as the marks are on the larger side, we have chosen to make this item a second. See the images for the extent of the marking. It does not affect the beauty of the piece, but it does affect the price. Grab yourself a bargain.
Earthenware, reduction fired.
Approx. 135mm tall, 125mm diameter
As with all our Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this pot, as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tools that the ancient makers would have used. As each pot varies, you may not receive the vessel in the image, but you can be sure that your pot will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process.
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