Appliqué mould with animals used in African red slip ware pottery - ROM2010_11495_69

ROM2010_11495_69

Appliqué mould with animals used in African red slip ware pottery

Medium:Plaster
Geography: Tunisia
Date: c. 400 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
19 x 17.3 x 3.3 cm
Object number: 975.248.6
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman pottery
DescriptionAfrican red slip ware was manufactured in Africa Proconsularis (especially Tunisia) from about AD 50 to 650. Inspired by Arretine and Samian ware, it is characterized by a fine orange-red slip over a smooth clay. Mould-made appliqué ornaments were added between AD 200 to 400; and from about AD 250 to 575, floral and figurative motifs were stamped into the moist clay before firing. By AD 250 it became the dominant table ware pottery used in the Roman World.
Collection:
Roman World
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