Cremation accessory vessel

This small vessel was excavated in 1868 from a barrow surrounded by a ditch. It contains the cremated remains of an adult or juvenile. The bones were recently radiocarbon dated.
This type of pot is called an accessory vessel because it often accompanies large cremation urns but no such urn was found in this barrow. The pot is decorated with fine lines filled in with a red pigment (probably hematite).

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Blackmore, Mr; Kirwan, Rev; Hutchinson, P O, Mr
potterybone (human)
Common Name
cremation accessory vessel
Simple Name
accessory vessel, human remains
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC)
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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incense cup, accessory vessel, human remains