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From Allt Cleascro, Achmore, Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Postcard of Pot.
© National Museums Scotland


This ceramic pot was found at Allt Cleascro at Achmore on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It was made sometime between 1000 and 500 BC and was probably buried with an offering to the gods.

The pot is complete except for part of the base.

Before Christianity, pots were common offerings to the gods. They may have symbolised food or eating, and were perhaps thought to bring fertility and abundance.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-590-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.HR 1115
Date: 1000 - 500 BC
Between 1000 and 500 BC
Material: Ceramic, dark brown-buff; flat rim; walls narrowing to base; complete except for part of base
Dimensions: 13.20" H; rim 11.20" - 11.90" D; base 6.90" D
What: Pottery / vessel
Where: Scotland, Ross and Cromarty, Lewis, Achmore, Allt Cleascro
Description: Vessel of dark brown-buff ware, complete except for part of base, from Allt Cleascro, Achmore, Lewis, Late Bronze Age, 1000 - 500 BC
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