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Item No 25. Storage Jar (Baraniya)-Plain red ware-Anuradhapura period

Plain Red Ware; Wheel thrown: High fired
Orifice Diameter: 24.5cm
Vessel Height: 60.5cm
Unstratified; Late historic period.

This is a huge storage jar; ellipsoid and squat body; paddle formed bulging body; saggy base; everted flared rim; no neck; punctuated embossed decorated band around the shoulder; restricted orifice; purified clay with grey colored body; The function of this primarily storing goods or grain (secondary storing short/long term); Analogous local (vernacular) name is baraniya; this form classified as 1 - 0:5 (ellipsoid), according to its inferred total vessel shape. (MUNSELL soil color reference is 10YR 6/3 pale brown).

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