This lively replica Roman Barbotine “Hunt Cup” is based on an original find from Colchester and it beautifully captures the speed and energy of the race. It depicts four chariots careering around the cup in an everlasting chase that embodies the excitement of a Roman Chariot Race. You can almost hear the cheering and jeering of crowd.
The energy of the race is depicted perfectly by the barbotine decoration which has to be applied with quick, confident strokes that really compliment speed depicted in the scene. It is created by applying thick slip (liquid clay) to the surface of the pot using a piping bag and quill, a process not dissimilar to icing a cake, but that takes several days to complete.
Made primarily in the Nene Valley around the present day Peterborough, the dark colour coat finish made use of materials from the Romano British Iron industries in the area. These pots were distributed widely throughout the province of Britannia and are found extensively on Hadrian's Wall.
Approx 188 mm tall, 150 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. As each pot varies you many not receive the exact cup in the images. You can be sure that due to the variations caused by the firing and hand-making process, your pot will be a one of a kind.
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