Highgate Wood form group: Everted-rim jars

Everted rim jar. In some, the rims spring directly from the shoulder of the vessel and are of even thickness, concave on the outer face and rounded at the lip. In others there is a groove or slight ledge at the junction of shoulder and rim, the outer face of which may be flat and the inner face thickened.

  • 6.1: Decorated with a zone of acute burnished lattics on the body, and a horizontally burnished surface on the rim and shoulder. The lower body and base is trimmed, with a flat or slightly raised base.
  • 6.2: A few examples seem to be genuinely undecorated, though the poor preservation of the vessel surfaces may have eliminated traces of the burnished lattice in many of the illustrated examples.
  • 6R: Rim sherds only.

Some conflation – or overlap – with the everted rim poppy beaker type 12 is possible in some instances, though the presence of the cordon and grooves marking the base of the neck of the beakers is usually sufficient to distinguish the two types.

Type 6 is evidently an everted-rim jar in the tradition of the Romano-British black-burnished 2 style. It should be considered with the pie dish 17 and plain dish 18 as forming Highgate’s black-burnished repertoire.

Size distribution of rims of Everted-rim jars