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Iron Age Pedestal Urn
Iron Age Pedestal Urn
Iron Age Pedestal Urn

Iron Age Pedestal Urn

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The originals of these beautiful, wheel thrown vessels were produced in Iron Age Gaul, modern day France, around 400 BC to 350 BC.  Often plain, but in some instances the body of the vase was painted with a swirling pattern.  One such vessel is on display in the British Museum called the Prunay Vase from the La Tene I culture.   These vessels are distinctive for their high burnish shine and curvaceous shape, which creates an elegant, almost modern, 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 it's unique character. When ordering you may not get the exact colander photographed and the colouring may vary slightly.  


Earthenware, terracotta reduction fired


Approx.  280 mm tall, 170 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, 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 the Iron Age people who 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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