Details This charming little red slip bowl has barbotine slip decoration around the rim in the shape of leaves. Sherds of this design have been found on sites throughout the Roman Empire including at the magnificent Roman Fort at Vindolanda, Northumberland.
A form of Samian Ware, the originals would have been made in Gaul before being sent out to all the corners of the Roman Empire. Where they would have been used to serve food. 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. 55 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 800 & 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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