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face jug
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
A 13th century green glazed face jug with three handles. The figure is severely hour-glass shaped, restricted at the waist by a belt. The arms hang down, sharply flexed at the elbows, and both hands rest flat against the chest. Details are indicated by incised parallel lines filling the dress below the waist, by the belt and by a fine circular brooch ornamented with 7 settings, on the chest between the hands. Below the left elbow is an incised cross. The jug has a strap handle opposite the figure. At each side were lateral handles, all elaborately grooved and incised in the style frequent at Coventry and its region in the second half of the 13th century.
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