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Cock Low (Leek)[812 x 750 jpg]
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|Description ||It is not known from which of the funerary urns referred to in the main article these fragments originated. For many years they have been in storage at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Leek. Image courtesy of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.|
| Thank you astronomer for posting this photo. I don't know for certain from which burial mond these came from, but probably from the former site of Cock Low in Leek.|
| I tend to agree that this is from the Cock Low excavation. I first saw and photographed these fragments about ten years ago but last Wednesday was able to handle them. The large fragment top left is about 1cm thick but very light weight and extremely fragile. There was no obvious sign of burnt bone fragments in the box and if the ornamented collar fragment is anything to go by it looks like there is only a small part of the original urn present. This picture is out of focus but the clarity of the string impression on the collar is spectacular.|
| Is that herringbone decoration on the lower left large piece. Looks like it to me ?|
| Dont know if it's herringbone but close up you can see structure in the string that impressed the clay of the rim. These fragments are as light as a feather, hardly fired and very crumbly, like biscuit. Piccy is a bit out of focus, sorry.|
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