Pot from Midhowe Broch, Rousay, Orkney

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Pot from Midhowe Broch, Rousay, Orkney

This fragmentary pot was found at Midhowe Broch on Rousay in Orkney. It was probably used for storage sometime between 200 BC and 400 AD.

The pot was originally highly burnished to make a shiny exterior. It is partly restored.

Although brochs were defensive structures, finds of everyday activity, such as this pot, show that they were meant to be lived in, rather than simply refuges in times of trouble.

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Online ID: 000-000-136-620-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0035: Early Scottish Shelter - Life in the Prehistoric Home (multimedia essay)
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.GAM 148
Date: Between 200 BC and 400 AD
Material: Ceramic
Dimensions: 8.75" H approx
What: Pot
Where: Scotland, Orkney, Rousay, Midhowe
Description: Reddish-black pot, formerly highly burnished outside, from Midhowe Broch, Rousay, Orkney
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