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From Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire

Postcard of Jug.
© National Museums Scotland


This earthenware jug is from Bothwell Castle in Lanarkshire. It dates from the 13th or 14th century.

This olive-green-glazed jug has vertical rouletted strips.

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: 000-100-045-859-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEC 59
Date: 1200 - 1400
13th or 14th century
Material: Pottery; dark variable olive-green glaze; restored
Dimensions: 268 mm H; 132 mm D (base); 19 mm D (rim)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Bothwell Castle
Description: Restored jug with round overhanging rim, dark variable olive-green glaze and three pairs of vertical rouletted strips, 13th to 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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