Fragment of container

 
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Object

Container

Title

Fragment of container

Production date

50 A/D/ = 250 A/D/

Material

Ceramics

Dimensions

Length: 85mm
Height: 45mm
Depth: 5mm
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Description

Fragment of Roman container, possibly a bowl or dish.

It is made from a type of glossy red tableware known as Samian ware, a pottery primarily used for displaying and serving food. The majority was made in France and Germany and brought to Britain.

This fragment is richly decorated with moulded geometric patterns This would have been made by impressing individual stamps into the clay after the vessel had been shaped on a potter’s wheel.

Object number

1991.623

On display?

Yes
 

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