Details This replica, Iron Age Vessel is based on an original piece excavated from Hunsbury Hill. The remaining shreds of the original pot can now be found in Northampton Museum, and, show the distinctive and beautiful decoration that has been drawn into the surface of the clay. This would have been a high statue item and is more highly decorated then much of the pottery being used at the time.
Smoke fired Terracotta
Approx. 160mm tall 245mm diameter
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.
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 Iron Age makers would have used. In keeping with the original pot, the decoration has been applied using an antler tool.
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.
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