Saucepan pot

Hampshire Cultural Trust-250/-100

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Pottery was an integral part of Iron Age life. Ceramic vessels were used for cooking and storing food and it is rare to find them whole. This pot was found at Danebury Hillfort in Hampshire and is the type used for everyday food preparation. Dark marks on the outside show it was heated over an open fire. If you look carefully, you can see subtle decoration around the rim.

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  • Title: Saucepan pot
  • Creator: Hampshire Cultural Trust
  • Date Created: -250/-100
  • Location Created: Findspot: Danebury, UK
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 16 cm
  • External Link: Museum of the Iron Age homepage