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Item No 24. Storage Jar (Baraniya) - Plain red ware -17th-18th century .CE

Plain Red Ware; Wheel thrown: High fired
Orifice Diameter: 28cm
Vessel Height: 86cm
Unstratified; Late historic period.

This is a huge storage jar; Deep ovaloid body; paddle formed bulging body; saggy base; everted flared rim; short straight neck; restricted orifice; washed-out surface slipped color; this vessel form circulated from early Anuradhapura period to colonial period; The function of this primarily storing (secondary storing short/long term); Analogous local (vernacular) name is baraniya; this form classified as 1 - 0:6 (ovaloid), according to its inferred total vessel shape. (MUNSELL soil color reference is 5YR 7/8 reddish yellow).

Detecting Officer: Ms.N.U.S. Banagala (ASC) and Mr.Samantha Gunasekara (SC)

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