Medieval London

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An alembic was an apparatus, usually made of two vessels connected by a tube, which was used for the distillation of various substances, mostly liquids. The word alembic can be used to describe both the entire apparatus and part of the apparatus in…

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In this woodcut from Lazarus Ercker's Beschreibung aller furnemisten mineralischen Ertzt vnnd Bergtwercks arten ('Description of the Principle Mineral Ores and Methods of Mining'), published in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1580, one may see how the alembic…

Pipkins are ceramic items used as saucepans and made an appearance at the end of the thirteenth century. The pipkin consists of a round bowl, with a hollow handle coming off of one side which is angled slightly upwards. Pipkins were an everyday…

Medieval, iron flesh-hook measuring approximately 430 mm in length and 40 mm in width. Used for grabbing meat out of boiling cauldrons.

An image of Little Thetford flesh-hook, the first flesh-hook found in England. Made of bronze and wood. The hooked part length is approximately 30 cm and the butt end length is about 15 cm.

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A broken drinking horn made out of Kingston-type ceramic. Dating from the 14th century, it measures 104 millimeters high (about 4.09 inches), 100 millimeters wide (about 3.94 inches), and 190 millimeters long (about 7.48 inches). It is decorated with…

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This is a Surrey white ware ceramic box used to hold money. It has a slot to insert coins at the top, and a green glaze common among Surrey pieces.

This cauldron from the late medieval period measures 160 millimeters in height, 180 millimeters wide, and has a diameter of 145 millimeters. It is made of ceramic and earthenware (a porous type of pottery). The cauldron’s light beige coloring…

This is the leg of a cauldron retrieved from the Greater London area in 2009. This particular fragment was retrieved from a cauldron that was originally made of copper alloy, rather than ceramic. This cauldron fragment is an example of a cauldron…

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This particular comb measures 122 millimeters in length, 42 millimeters in width, and 10 millimeters in diameter. Comprised of bone, the double-sided comb has darkened with age and has a rustic light brown coloring. On the upper side of this comb,…
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