Dolphin Antefix
Dolphin Antefix
Dolphin Antefix
Dolphin Antefix
Dolphin Antefix

Dolphin Antefix

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 The ancient Romans used antefix to conceal the ends of the tiles that ran along the edge of roofs. They served both a functional and a decorative purpose, with the tiles protecting the wooden parts of the roof from the elements. 

Antefix were often made with the images of Gods, Deities or military insignia as they were intended to advertise to the world outside that this house is protected and ward off evil. 

 We have made these replicas without the mounting lug to allow this antefix to attach to a roof, and we have added a hole to allow this antefix to be wall-mounted. We have done this to make the antefix easier to display in a modern context. Should you wish to have a replica with this fixing lug attached, please get in touch for a quote.

Images of Dolphins appear alongside many Greek and Roman Gods, Goddesses and Deities. These include Aphrodite, Venus, Dionysos, Eros, Cupid, Neptune, Poseidon and Palemon but to name a few. 

The original Antefix was made in Exeter is now part of the collection at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.




Approx. 220 mm tall, 205 mm long, 35 mm depth


This replica has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. We have fired this item to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade to emulate the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is common with the original Greek Pottery and giving each piece a unique character.


All items are sent using a second class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact me for a quote. Many Thanks




'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

We ship our fabulous replicas worldwide.
Shipping costs are worked out during checkout. They are based on where you are in the world and how heavy your parcel is, which can be very variable.

All items are sent using a second-class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW


Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering. 

Don't take our word for it

Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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