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IRISH ANTIQUITY

Object Name

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup

Description

Pot : food vessel : pygmy cup Biconical Cup. Found in gravel pit. Said to have contained burnt bones. Several other vessels of different form also recovered but since lost. Broad base. Rim simple with slight inturn. External decoration composed of zones of filled chevrons. Base decorated with rough chequer-board pattern. A pair of perforations occur at its maximum diameter. Hard fine ware pink in colour.

Materials

ceramic

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Down: Portaferry
Portaferry

Date Collected

1842
1842

Catalogue Number

BELUM.A315.2.1911

Copyright

National Museums NI
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