Medieval London

Crucible

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Title

Crucible

Subject

Tools

Description

This crucible is made of earthenware ceramic, a type of pottery that is usually twice fired, once to the point of vitrification (making the material slightly porous) and a second time with a glaze to overcome the porosity. It displays the wide rim and single pouring lip common of the crucibles of the time period. It measures 80 mm in height and 98 mm in diameter. The size of this crucible classifies it as medium-sized, indicating that it was most likely used to smelt the copper alloys of which many household items were made. This tool was produced sometime between the middle of the eleventh century and the twelfth century.

Date

High Medieval (1000-1300)

Contributor

Kristen Gendron

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Crucible

Physical Dimensions

H 80 mm; DM (girth) 98 mm

Files

crucible.jpg

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Crucible,” Medieval London, accessed December 4, 2020, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/39.

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