A Smorgasbord of Roman Artefacts: Part Three
Let’s get straight back into the thick of it. We’ve lots of ground to cover and it’s doubtful whether we’ll ever clear the whole lot. In 2005 Brian Pinney brought a large chunk of soft chalky pottery into Wyre Archaeology that he’d discovered in his garden at Preesall. It was instantly recognisable as part of a Roman mortarium (which is basically a pestle and mortar) similar to the fragment we’d excavated from Bourne Hill earlier that same year (only bigger). Interestingly William Thornber…
archaicwonder: “ Rare Griffin-crested Greek Chalcidian Helmet, 4th century BC The Chalcidian helmet was especially popular in Greece in the fourth and fifth centuries BC. This style was also worn...
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Manchu Imperial Guard's Parade Uniform Helmet Qing Dynasty 1655 to 1911 Late 19th century Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 4
Photographed at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Murray Warner Collection
Jacopo da Cannobio, called Bichignola | Barbute | Italian, Brescia | The Met
Marking: Stamped on the right cheek: the lion of Saint Mark (the stamp of the Republic of Venice); stamped twice at back of the bowl on the right: a horned animal head (goat or ram), and the letters IdB surmounted by a double cross with a split foot