Details These plates are based on plate sherds excavated from the magnificent Hadrian’s Wall, in the heart of Northumberland. This style of plate would have been used to serve all manner of Roman delicacy. This style of pottery was not considered high statues at the time but would have been in use in households, both rich and poor, across Roman Britain.
Terracotta clay , fired under reduction conditions
001 - Approx. 40mm tall, 225mm diameter
002 - Approx. 40mm tall, 250mm diameter
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.
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.
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