Details Flagons such as this would have been an everyday object in houses across the Roman Empire, as they would have been used to collect and store everyday essentials. If you were popping to your local beer, wine or olive oil seller you would be expected to bring a flagon such as this to collect your purchase, which would have been carefully decanted from a large amphora.
Earthen ware clay reduction fired
Approx. 220 mm tall, diameter 140 mm
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.
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