A Bronze Age food vessel bowl found in sand while digging for the foundation of a building at Springfield Quay, 1878.
Irish bowl food vessels date from the earlier Bronze Age (between 2700 and 1400 BC). They are usually found in burials but a few have been uncovered in settlements. The largest concentrations are found in north eastern Ireland with lesser concentrations around Dublin and Wicklow and in the coastal areas of the north-east and south-west of Scotland, suggesting that the manufacture and use of these vessels spread along maritime trade routes.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
archaeology, bowls, Bronze Age, food vessels, pottery, tableware