Mediaeval Dragon Jug
Mediaeval Dragon Jug
Mediaeval Dragon Jug
Mediaeval Dragon Jug
Mediaeval Dragon Jug
Mediaeval Dragon Jug

Mediaeval Dragon Jug

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 Details

 This striking jug is based on a find, dated to around the 13th century, from the excavations at Wood Quay, Dublin.  This ancient waterfront site lay to the north of an early medieval town wall and was excavated for the Museum of Ireland in 1974-6.

Situated on the edge of the river Liffey the site showed evidence of being used as a seasonal raiding camp for the vikings, before, being developed over the centuries,  into a bustling and wealthy commercial centre of great import.

With all this activity came the deposition of layers of archaeology preserved in the waterlogged mud, one such find was the spout, handle and upper collar of this fabulous jug.  Like many pottery pieces from this period it has been wheel thrown then enhance by the addition of a marvellous mythical creature, in this case a fierce dragon.  Probably used in a tavern or domestic setting to serve beer or wine it is a fun but functional item.  

Materials

Earthen ware, green glazed. 

Dimensions

Approx 303 mm tall, 180 mm diameter, spout to handle 270 mm

 

Production

This replica has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, it is inspired by original artefacts.  As with the original this replica has been wheel formed, it has then been finished using a Green glaze to emulate the original glaze used.  
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