Details This rather elegant bowl is based on an example excavated from the magnificent Hadrian’s Wall, in the heart of Northumberland. This style of bowl would have been used to serve all manner of Roman delicacy, and, although not considered high statues at the time, it would have added a touch of class to any meal. The Romans really did know a thing or two about beautiful objects.
Terracotta clay , fired under reduction conditions
Approx. 70 mm tall, 130 mm diameter
This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. It has been wood fired in an authentic replica of a Roman Pottery Kiln at Vindolanda Museum, to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, using 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, emulating original Roman Pottery and giving each pot it's unique character.
Health and Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Roman era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface it will absorb some of the flavours during use, which does add to the flavour of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards and therefore we do not advise that it is used for cooking or eating from. When the Romans cooked in pots they would rely on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that all bacteria was killed. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease causing bacteria and temperatures of 100°C would do even more.
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