Details This replica Early Neolithic, Peterborough Ware, Mortlake Bowl is based on examples excavated in the greater Stonehenge landscape, most notably at Wilsford Down, but this type of vessel is found in many areas of the UK. This is one of the earliest types of pottery to be made in Britain. Dating back to 3500 BCE it was made by the some of the first people to settle and farm in this area and was used for storing and cooking food.
Smoke fired Terracotta
Approx. 140mm tall 200mm 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 Neolithic makers would have used. In keeping with the original pot, the decoration has been applied using a bone.
Health & Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica and is not intended for use as a food vessel, if you require replica pots for actual use with food or beverages, please ask before purchasing.
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