Roman Head Pot
Roman Head Pot
Roman Head Pot
Roman Head Pot
Roman Head Pot
Roman Head Pot
Roman Head Pot

Roman Head Pot

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Details
Head pots were widely used throughout Roman Britain.  They are some of the most striking ceramic items produced during Roman rule and seem to have been a speciality of Romano-British potters.  This pot are inspired by examples of female head pots found throughout the Roman empire including some very famous example found in York, some of which are believed to have be modelled on the Roman empress Julia Domna.  One of the most powerful women in the ancient world. 

 Materials

Terracotta, reduction fired

Dimensions

Approx 197mm tall

Production

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 & 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 of the food being stored, 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 storing food.  When the Romans used these storage jars they would rely on applying sufficient heat to the cooking pot and their 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. 


Postage
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