Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse
Medieval Aquamanile, Horse

Medieval Aquamanile, Horse

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Originally a Persian tradition, aquamanilia were first made out of metal, typically copper or bronze, and were used to pour water for hand washing during religious and secular rituals. These elaborated vessels, shaped like animals and humans, were a significant part of Medieval society as hundreds of examples survive and are on display in museums worldwide. 

When this tradition reached Europe in the twelfth century, lasting till the fifteenth century, many beautiful metal examples were made for high-status houses. Not to be outdone, more humble households would have one made of pottery, and the potters working at this time would have taken inspiration from the metal examples they had seen.  

Made in the style of Scarborough ware and inspired by a sherd from the collections at Hull Museum. This pottery style was all the rage around the 13th-14th century. Lustrous green-glazed Scarborough ware has been found throughout North England and Scotland and is a charming addition to any table.   


Terracotta clay with green glaze


Approx. 185 mm tall, 290 mm long, 100 mm wide


This replica Roman pot has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. It has been fired to a temperature between 800 & 1000 Centigrade to emulate the same techniques the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in surface colour and texture variations, as is common with the original Roman pottery and gives each piece its unique character.


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Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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