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From Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware bowl was found at Bothwell Castle in Lanarkshire. It dates from the 15th or 16th century

The round bowl has a dark olive-green glaze in the rim and on the inside.

Situated on the Clyde, Bothwell Castle was probably built in the second half of the 13th century and was an important fortress during the Wars of Independence. It has been called 'probably the greatest ruin of its kind in Scotland'.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-851-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEC 13
Date: 1200 - 1400
15th or 16th century
Material: Pottery, reddish ware; dark olive-green glaze on rim and inside
Dimensions: 94 mm H x 294 mm Dia
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Bothwell Castle
Description: Restored round bowl with rim expanded and internal bevel, reddish ware with dark olive-green glaze on rim and inside, 13th - 14th century, from Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire, 1937 - 1938
  • Keay, J. & Keay J. (ed). Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: Collins, 1994 p 93 
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