A South Somerset jug

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A South Somerset jug

Found in Friernhay in 1981, the jug illustrates the changes in the style of jugs introduced around the mid 15th century. Plain bases replaced thumbed ones, with a band of thin slip incised with a single line in sgraffito (scratched) technique. This example matches very closely finds for the kiln site at Donyatt in Somerset and probably comes from there.

Acknowledgments: RAMM Exeter Archaeology

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