Reconstructed ceramic pot, ca. 700 BCE

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This object was found at Harlow's Point along the shoreline of Lake Auburn in 1881. Fill material was added to reconstruct its original shape, and "tripod legs" added for display.

The potter who made the piece pressed tools into the wet clay to make a distinctive, decorative pattern, a double row of a curved, dotted line that zigzags around the body of the pot.

It was made in the Ceramic Period that began some 2700 years ago.

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About This Item

  • Title: Reconstructed ceramic pot, ca. 700 BCE
  • Town: Auburn
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Clay
  • Dimensions: 23 cm x 23 cm
  • Local Code: Penney Collection #230
  • Collection: Penney collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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