Merovingian Jar


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 04 October 2016
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The Franks continued to produce glass vessels and wheel-made pottery using Roman methods, but the finer skills were lost and glassware became a luxury, used only at high status feasts. Roman glass-making centers in the Rhineland (Western Germany) apparently survived but some moved to smaller workshops in the country side. This jar is one of a group of vessels which represents the type being made at this time. This wheel-turned grey ware displays a row of individual rosette stamps above its shoulder. Merovingian, 6th century CE. Found in a grave at St. Severinus Church, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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