Bowl fragment

 
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Object

Samian ware

Title

Bowl fragment

Production date

75 A/D/ = 200 A/D/

Material

Clay

Dimensions

Width: 95mm
Height: 50mm
Depth: 5mm
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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 decorated with a moulded pattern and what appears to be part of a flower or bunch of grapes. 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

1991.301

On display?

Yes
 

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