Glass plate negative of Exeter puzzle jug

This is one of a series of photographs that show the Exeter puzzle jug after it was conserved by the British Museum in the 1930s. The Exeter puzzle jug is one of the most extraordinary pieces of medieval ceramics to have been discovered in northern Europe. The design shows two bishops at the top, young ladies and musicians. The scene points fun at the morals of the medieval clergy. It was discovered in pieces during building works in 1899 at the junction of Bear Street and South Street in Exeter.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Common Name
glass plate negative of Exeter puzzle jug
Simple Name
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)

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glass plate negative of Exeter puzzle jug