Archaeologists found the original of this delightful little vessel near the picturesque village of Little Wilbraham, which lies around 6 miles east of Cambridge, on the banks of the Little Wilbraham river.
This sweet bowl was one of many discoveries unearthed during the excavation of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in 1851 and later in 1926, where researchers discovered around 300 burials. One-third of the burials were cremations and are likely to be dated to the pagan period. The remaining third being inhumation burials which are more common in Christian funeral rites.
The communities who used this burial ground to lay their dead to rest were most likely farmers and agricultural workers who worked the fertile land in this stunning part of the country.
Earthenware, reduction fired.
Approx. 60mm tall, 75mm 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 tool 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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