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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Fragments of A ware pottery

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

African Red Slipware was made near Carthage in Tunisia.  It is a rare import in Britain and is only known from seven other sites including Tintagel, Cornwall and Dinas Powys, Glamorgan.  Nine A ware sherds, mainly from bowls, were discovered duringthe Whithorn excavations.  Imported pottery like this demonstrates the extent of Whithorn's trading contacts.

 

Two rim sherds and two body sherds of African Red Slipware, also known as A ware.

Place of Production:
Carthage, Tunisia
Materials/Media:
pottery
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Accession number:
WIWMS Whit Aware.Misc
Digital Number:
WTPO002n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council