Cremation Urns

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Date:1922 - 1923 (c.)

Description:Black earthenware cremation urns with decoration. Burnt bones were placed inside these urns. The pots were hand made (i.e. they were not made on a potter’s wheel) and were decorated by incising and stamping the damp clay with a shaped stick.

Inside the right hand urn (Grave 133) were found the remains of a bone comb and part of a bronze girdle plate (see entry).

6th Century A.D.
Left: 190mm x 190mm diameter
Right: 135mm x 210mm diameter
1922/23 excavations (Graves 133 and 68)

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Donor ref:SBT 1923-8 (52/11680)

Source: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Museums Department

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