This Bronze Age pot was made from clay and fired between 2500 and 750 BC. It was carefully decorated on the outside, suggesting that the person who made it wanted it to look good as well as be functional, and that they were proud of their work.
I wonder what the pot was made for - what it held during its lifetime of use, who it belonged to and how it came to be buried?
The pot was dug up from near Morpeth in Northumberland and is now in the archaeology collection at Leeds Museums and Galleries. Come see it for real at the Discovery Centre!
From the collection at Leeds Museums and Galleries