sherd (containers)

Large pottery sherd showing part of the rim and body of a vessel. The sherd shows part of a circular rim which then widens to a rounded lip. The body of the sherd is wide and bulbous. The inside of the sherd is coated in a thick, grey substance, and the outside is mainly grey and orange, with an area of bright pink staining.

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