bucket urnAccession number: 37.221/1
Production date: Middle Bronze Age
Measurements: H 297 mm; DM (Base) 165 mm; DM (Rim) 230 mm
Museum Section: Prehistoric
Summary: Restored bucket urn containing the cremated remains of a single adult. Deverel-Rimbury type pottery with applied fingertip ornament. The fabric of the pot is similar to others found nearby, the pottery being unevenly fired and containing a filler of crushed calcined flint. Slip on exterior surface. Two post-firing repair holes occur on either side of a recently restored crack. Discovered during excavations for Littleton Reservoir, near the Outlet Tower, c. 18ins deep. Lent by the Metropolitan Water Board.
Location: Object on display at Museum of London, London Before London (Prehistoric) Gallery
Category: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Barrett, John C., Four Bronze Age cremation cemeteries from Middlesex In Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, (1973). Volume 24 Pages: 111-134 (Object details: p 116-117 fig 3.1, cited)