La Hougue Bie

Two vase supports in the museum at La Hougue Bie.

Two vessels similar to these were the only intact pottery found inside the passage grave. The supports were located
on either side of the entrance to the "sanctuary" area of the chamber and lend weight to the idea that this area was the
focus for ritual activity within the monument.
The vessels are known as vase supports as it was thought that their use was as a base for other round-bottomed vessels.
In the examples found in La Hougue Bie there was evidence of burning within the saucer-like upper surfaces, suggesting
that they were instead used as lamps or braziers of some kind.
The fragments of at least nineteen further vase supports were found scattered in the central part of the chamber.