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food vessel

noun, Archaeology
an early Bronze Age grave vessel, 1600–1300 b.c., found in Ireland and northern Britain and intended for the use of the deceased in the afterlife.
Origin of food vessel
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In Ireland the pottery of the Bronze Age is principally represented by the type of vessel known as a food-vessel.

  • The Irish food-vessel is derived directly from the round-bottomed vessel of Neolithic times.

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