Cremation accessory vessel

This small vessel was excavated in 1868 from a barrow surrounded by a ditch. It contains the cremated remains of an adult or juvenile. The bones were recently radiocarbon dated.
This type of pot is called an accessory vessel because it often accompanies large cremation urns but no such urn was found in this barrow. The pot is decorated with fine lines filled in with a red pigment (probably hematite).
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
cremation accessory vessel
Simple Name
accessory vessel, human remains
Full Name
incense cup, accessory vessel, human remains
whole height 45 mm; whole diameter 75 mm; base diameter 75 mm
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC)
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Family Group

pottery; bone (human)
Collector / Excavator
Blackmore, Mr; Kirwan, Rev; Hutchinson, P O, Mr
Collection Site Name
Broad Down, Farway
Collection Parish
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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