Tripartite bowl food vessel

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Tripartite bowl food vessel


An early Bronze Age food vessel. The tripartite bowl is largely intact, with a bevelled rim with impressed comb decoration; its external surface is divided into three zones by two cordons or raised bands, decorated with triangular motifs. Either incised or comb-stamped lines decorate each zone. There are incised horizontal grooves immediately under the rim, with a band of vertical grooves below this. There is an area of vertical grooving in the middle of the vessel and horizontal comb-impressed lines on the lower section. There are lime accretions on the vessel surface. The bowl was found in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.

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