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Roman Food Storage Jar
Roman Food Storage Jar
Roman Food Storage Jar
Roman Food Storage Jar

Roman Food Storage Jar

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This simple but functional Roman food storage jar is based on one found during excavations at Nottingham.  Plain ceramic vessels such as this would have been widely used in kitchens across the Roman Empire, on a daily basis.  


Earthenware, terracotta


Approx. 205 mm tall, 120 mm diameter


This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, inspired by original artefacts.  It has been wood fired to emulate authentic the original Roman firing conditions, to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C. 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 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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