Highgate Wood form: HW.34 Handles (pans?)

  • Form: Handles. Only two examples.
    • 380 has a circular cross section, with a series of spaced grooves along the length of extant fragment. The end of the handle is missing. Where it meets the body of the vessel there is a flattened zone on the upper surface decorated with three lightly incised curved lines. One follows the curve of the rim of the original vessel, while the other two follow the curve of the handle where it has been widened near the attachment point. In section it can be seen that the original vessel to which this was attached had a hooked-rim profile, so perhaps similar to type 13.
    • 1299 has an oval section and shows a slight undulation of the surface where the potter has formed the item between his fingers, and seems to be complete. At the attachment point there is a small square-shaped peg, which would have been inserted into a similar shaped hole on the body. No trace of the body survives.
    • These two items are probably parts of handled pans or paterae.
  • Fabric: HWB and HWC
  • Phase: Phases 2 and 3 (near southern kiln dump).
Distribution of form 34 through phases
2-3-S-i 380 HWB
2-3-S-i 380 HWB
3-2_4-iii-b 1229 HWC