A term used to describe any pottery vessel of medium to large size and of fairly deep proportions, usually without handles.  They were probably used for storage purposes, but are most often found used as a container for the ashes of a cremation burial, as a cinerary urn.

Bronze Age cinerary urn from Shalford, now in Guildford museum. Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 7299

Bronze Age cinerary urn from Shalford, now in Guildford museum.
Photographic Survey and Record of Surrey no. 7299

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