Roman bowl, Samian Ware
Roman bowl, Samian Ware
Roman bowl, Samian Ware
Roman bowl, Samian Ware
Roman bowl, Samian Ware

Roman bowl, Samian Ware

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This  lovely red slip bowl has  been decorated with  barbotine slip.  Sherds of this style of Samian Ware pottery have been found on sites throughout the Roman Empire including  at the magnificent Roman Fort at Vindolanda, Northumberland. 

The originals would have been made in Gaul, where the fine red clay supplies were ideal for this sort of production,   before being sent out to all the corners of the Roman Empire.

  Some of the sherds of Samian Ware found at Vindolanda have evidence of soldiers’ names scratched in the surface  of them.  Indicating that these bowls were common enough to have been owned by your average soldier, but precious enough for the soldiers to want to  make sure no one pinched them.  


Terracotta and red slip finish


Approx. 105 mm high, 170 mm diameter


This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  It has been fired to a temperature of between 8000 & 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 Roman Pottery and giving each piece it's unique character.

Health and Safety

As with all of our Museum quality replicas, this piece has been fired to achieve an authentic finish. Like the original it is unglazed and has no modern finishes applied. As a result this pot does not meet modern health and safety standards and, although decorative, I would not recommend that this pot be used for its original purpose.

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