Bearded Man Jug fragment

Contributed by J

Bearded Man Jug fragment

This is a fragment of a 'bearded man' jug or Bellarmine/Bartman jug showing the beard and mouth of the man whose image would have appeared on the neck of the jug. They were used for storing liquids including beer. This piece was found washed up on the beach at Alnmouth Northumberland. Some of the salt glaze remains in the beard and around the edges. How amazing that something made hundreds of years ago should end up in the sand at our feet!

Comments are closed for this object

Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object.

About this object

Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline

Location

Germany

Culture
Period
Theme
Size
H:
4cm
W:
4cm
D:
1cm
Colour
Material

View more objects from people in Tyne.

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.