This medieval object in the form of a stag was originally used as a jug for hand-washing before mealtimes.

Contrary to popular belief, hygiene was important to people living in medieval times.

Over the years, the jug has been painted and repaired several times but the original form is still clear to see.

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East Surrey Museum medieval stag jug
Copyright: Image courtesy of Brian Wood

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