Bronze Age Beaker, Corded Decoration
Bronze Age Beaker, Corded Decoration
Bronze Age Beaker, Corded Decoration
Bronze Age Beaker, Corded Decoration
Bronze Age Beaker, Corded Decoration

Bronze Age Beaker, Corded Decoration

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Details
This replica Early Bronze Age, (AOC) All Over Cord Beaker, is based on examples excavated in the vicinity of Stonehenge, most notably the grave of the Boscome Bowmen and that of the Amesbury Archer. It is a style of pottery that entered Britain from Continental Europe around 2300 BCE , at a time when the first metals, copper and gold, were being seen in this country. 

 Materials

Smoke fired Terracotta

Dimensions

Approx. 135  mm tall 140 mm diameter


Production

As with all my Museum Quality Replicas this pot has been made, as the original would have been,  entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the Bronze-Age makers would have used.  In keeping with the original pot, the decoration has been applied using an antler comb.

Firing

It has been fired to emulate the ancient firing conditions. The original pot would have been fired in an open wood fire, in close contact with the fuel, a process that leaves its mark on the clay as variations in the surface colour. However the very low temperatures achieved in open firings, also results in pots that are relatively weak, so this pot has been fired to a somewhat higher temperature to strengthen it, in a special firing process that allows me to achieve an authentic appearance to the pot. The exterior has been finished with beeswax to give a slight sheen.

 

Health & Safety

This is a Museum Quality Replica and is not intended for use as a drinking vessel, if you require replica pots for actual use with food of beverages, please ask before purchasing.

Postage
All items are sent using a second class postal service, if you wish to have an item sent first class please contact my for a quote. Many Thanks