Bowl, red ware, Roman

Production date
2nd Century-5th Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Largr dish, intact with ridge foot. Reddish paste, reasonably fine texture, exterior red matt finish with some sparse black inclusions. Shallow bowl with foot ring base, slight depression on interior base, surrounded by and incised ring. Well developed rim which protrudes substantially outwards from the side of the vessel. Exterior is substantially encrusted, interior relatively clear but signs of erosion and wear. There is a scattering of small vesicles. There is some erosion around the rim and the foot.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
2nd Century-5th Century CE
Measurements
H50mm x W210mm x D210 mm
Media/Materials description
Clay
History and use
Roman red-ware pottery vessels were a common sight on tables throughout the Mediterranean following its mass production from the 3rd C BC. Plain, undecorated vessels such as this were relatively common place throughout the Empire.
Registration number
E40225

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