Details Produced on a potters wheel, technology acquired during Roman rule, these functional cooking and storage jars would have been a household staple in any late Iron Age kitchen.
This jar has been burnished to a beautiful shine making attractive as well as functional.
Earthenware, terracotta smoke fired
Approx. 205 mm tall, 165 mm diameter
This replica Iron Age pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, inspired by original artefacts. It has been wood fired to create and authentic appearance to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C, emulating the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture as is seen in the originals.
Health and Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Iron Age era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface it will absorb some of the flavours during the cooking process, which does add to the flavour of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards and therefore we do not advise that it is used for cooking with. When Iron Age cooks cooked in these pots they would rely on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that all bacteria was killed. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease causing bacteria and temperatures of 100°C would do even more.
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