Details This charming little red slip bowl has had barbotine slip decoration carefully piped around the rim in the shape of leaves. There was much excitement one summer during excavations at Vindolanda Roman fort, when a near complete bowl similar to this was unearthed. What a special moment to discover something that has lain untouched for around 2000 years and to be able to feel the beauty of the ancient craftsmanship in your hand.
This beautiful replica bowl has been crafted in the same style as the original bowl would have been, to give it that authentic look and feel.
A form of the iconic 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.
Terracotta and red slip finish
Approx. 70 mm high, 155 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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