Details for Mortar or plaster

Any type of object made from mortar or plaster (mostly used in building contexts). Plasters can be made from lime or gypsum and are quite pure, or mixed with hair.  Mortars can again be lime-based or gypsum-based but have sand or other hard inclusions.

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British Museum URI: 11257

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We have recorded 55 examples.

Record: DYFED-464981
Object type: VESSEL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Base shard of pottery, thought to possibly…
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Record: SWYOR-CE7A2E
Object type: ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT
Broadperiod: UNKNOWN
Description: A sub-cylindrical piece of plaster, mortar…
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Record: SF-7C2A44
Object type: WALL PLASTER
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Four small fragments of painted wall plast…
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Record: BH-479544
Object type: WALL PLASTER
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A fragment of Roman (AD 43-410) ceramic bu…
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