Monday, December 9, 2019

Pottery Faces from Medieval Nottingham

These faces were applied to earthenware vessels in the potteries of medieval Nottingham, 1150 to 1250 AD. Nottingham remained a major center of pottery production for centuries thereafter.

This is a famous vessel called the 'Knight's Jug,' found under the old Moot Hall in 1995. These images come from an exhibit at the University of Nottingham Museum, via Museum Crush.

Delightful. The "face jugs" of contemporary Appalachia are a direct continuation of this tradition.

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