Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall
Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall
Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall
Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall
Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall
Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall
Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall

Anglo-Saxon Urn, Birstall

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Between 1958 and 1960, several exciting Anglo-Saxon artefacts were unearthed during the construction of a school in the parish of Wanlip, Leicestershire, including this decorative bowl. The site often referred to as Bristall, caused speculation as to its original purpose. Some believe it to be a settlement site, whilst others believe the evidence pointed to it being an inhumation cemetery. 

What is fact is that the finds discovered were of great beauty, with weapons, jewellery, horse bridles and stunning pottery all recovered from where they had lain for hundreds of years. 

This lovely little bowl or urn was one such find. Dated by archaeologists to the first half of the sixth century, this vessel is exceptional in that the stamp used has been identified as also being used on a vessel found at an Anglo-Saxon cremation cemetery at Thurmaston Leicestershire. Thus, showing that potters served a broad community when creating their beautiful wares. 


Earthenware, reduction fired.


Approx. 80mm tall, 95mm 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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