Mar 11, 2014

Jars of the Day - Jars of the Season

The day ended with this pottery hoard. Tucked in under a tree and into the baulk there were three visible jars which we had to remove before we left or they would not be there in the morning (night diggers). They appeared to be whole vessels. We were hoping.








 Here my wife (Irina) is holding one of the complete jars, a beautiful spouted wine jug. Five other vessels are in the black gouffa's. First there was one, then two, and by the time we were finished we had excavated six whole vessels. A couple were broken but we had most of the parts to mend them.
Byzantine strainer jug.This double handled vessel was beautifully painted with red paint. The neck contained a five hole strainer.
Roman terracotta wine jug ca.1st-2nd century AD. Sometimes the handle is on the side but here it is in the back.
Roman terracotta wine jug ca.1st-2nd century AD. This one is similar to the one above but the handle was missing and made of a lighter clay.














Roman terracotta wine jug ca.1st-2nd century AD. This is the third of this type found together in the same area.
Byzantine double handled ribbed vessel. The jar was laying together but broken so it was easily mended.










Byzantine single handled ribbed pitcher.

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