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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Fragments of B ware amphorae

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

B ware amphorae were made in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, especially Greece, Turkey and Tunisia.  They were used to hold wine and olive oil.  B ware has been found at a number of sixth century sites in south-west England including Tintagel and South Cadbury.  The 211 sherds found at Whithorn are the largest collection in nothern Britain.

 

A neck fragment and three body sherds from B ware amphorae.  These were tall wheel-thrown vessels with round or pointed bases.  Some had handles either side of the neck.

Place of Production:
eastern Mediterranean
Materials/Media:
pottery
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Accession number:
WIWMS Whit Bware.Misc
Digital Number:
WTPO003n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council