Elaborate medieval pottery from Lincoln, Nottingham and Doncaster

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Elaborate medieval pottery from Lincoln, Nottingham and Doncaster

A surprising aspect of the medieval finds at Exeter is the presence of various elaborate earthenwares from north-east England, found far outside their normal market range. Three such wares are shown here. On the left is a highly-decorated spouted jug made in Nottingham; discovered behind High Street in 1950. At the centre is the head of an aquamanile, a vessel in the form of an animal in which the water used to wash a diner's hand after a meal was stored. It was made at Doncaster, Yorkshire, in the mid 13th century. To the right is the head of an animal, perhaps a ram, from the spout of a jug made at Lincoln in the late 13th century.

Acknowledgments: RAMM Exeter Archaeology