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Roman cremation burial jar

Roman cremation burial jar
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Full image caption

An aerial view of a cremation burial jar. The lid and jar are made from glass of very different colours, but both are well formed and finished, and well matched in terms of size. The jar contains a large quantity of cremated bone, poorly incinerated, which can be seen in this image. Underside of the lid is turned down to form a lip. It is reeded on the exterior and fire-rounded. The handle of the lid is hollow and more crudely made; formed by pinching the top, folding out and under, then flattening on a marver. The shoulder is slightly uneven at one point.

Image Details

50 AD - 200 AD
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