Iron Age Pedestal Urn - Painted
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This stunning Pedestal Urn is inspired by the Prunay Vase, a gorgeous artefact that is now part of the Iron Age collection at the British Museum. A skilled craftsperson from the Tene I culture produced this wheel-thrown vessel in Iron Age Gaul, modern-day France, around 400 BC. This is a high-status, finely made object and would have only been available to those Iron Age patrons that were able to afford such an opulent and decorative object.
Like the original vessel, we have created the distinctive burnished surface shine by painstakingly rubbing the vessel's surface with a smoothing tool until a lustrous sheen is achieved. The decoration was then painted onto this prepared surface using an organic pigment that was then fired into the surface of the clay
The final effect is exquisitely elegant, almost modern in its aesthetic.
This replica Iron Age pot has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History, inspired by original artefacts. It has been wood-fired in an authentic replica of a Roman Pottery Kiln at Vindolanda Museum to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C, using 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, emulating original Roman Pottery and giving each pot its unique character. When ordering, you may not get the exact colander photographed, and the colouring may vary slightly.
Earthenware, terracotta reduction fired
Approx. 200 mm tall, 195 mm diameter
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, adding 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. During the Iron Age, people who cooked in these pots relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that all bacteria were 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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