Roman Black Burnished Mug / Cup
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Black burnished pottery was commonly made by Romano-British potters, with finds of black burnished sherds spanning the length and breadth of Mainland Britain. Functional items such as these replica Roman Mugs were extremely popular, and, beautifully crafted. Each of these mugs has been wheel thrown, then carefully burnished to a stunning shine. Just as the original potters would have done. They have then been fired in our kiln at Vindolanda. You can’t get more authentic than that.
Each mug is hand thrown on a potters wheel then left to dry for a day or so. Once sufficiently dry each mug is carefully burnished to produce distinctive shine found on sherds of this pottery style, the final lattice decoration is then added.
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 its unique character.
Terracotta clay , fired under reduction conditions
Approx. 120 mm tall, 95 mm diameter, Diameter plus handle 120 mm
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 us, 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 food storage with. When the Romans cooked in ceramic 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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