Head of an aquamanile

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Head of an aquamanile

This ceramic horse head is from a medieval water jug called an ‘aquamanile’, used for washing hands during meals. The jug was made in Doncaster, Yorkshire, and was discovered by archaeologists in a cess pit in Goldsmith Street, Exeter. It dates to the mid-13th century, and has recently undergone ICP analysis for Exeter: A Place In Time.