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This ceramic flask, or costrel, was found on the main deck of the Mary Rose, near the Carpenter’s cabin.

It is an example of Iberian Red Micaceous ware with a clear lead glaze on the domed upper side. Although it looks spherical, the underside is flat, the spout is positioned nearer this side than the bulbous upper side, and the lug handles have been pierced from both sides, making it ideal for hanging up, possible as a drinks container.