Roman Head, Face Pot
Roman Head, Face Pot
Roman Head, Face Pot
Roman Head, Face Pot
Roman Head, Face Pot

Roman Head, Face Pot

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Head pots were widely used throughout Roman Britain and are some of the most striking ceramic items produced during Roman rule, and seem to have been a speciality of Romano-British potters.  The somewhat crude and possibly comical features of these examples were individually modelled onto beautifully wheel thrown jars.  Although the hair styles and features depicted on the pots are accepted as being Roman, the pots themselves seem to be almost entirely limited to Britain and do have a distinctly Celtic look.  Their function and significance is, as of yet, unknown as they have been found in a variety of locations including burials, Roman forts and in domestic environments. 


Earthenware, terracotta


Approx. 255 mm tall, 187 mm diameter


This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, inspired by original artefacts.  It has been wood fired in an authentic replica of a Roman Pottery Kiln at Vindolanda Museum, to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C, 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

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 the storage of food. .

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