Bowl fragment

 
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Object

Samian ware

Title

Bowl fragment

Production date

50 A/D/ = 100 A/D/

Material

Ceramics

Description

Fragment of Roman bowl, found at Springfield in 1814.

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 spiral 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

1991.306

On display?

Yes
 

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