Samian ware dish of Dragendorff form 18 - ROM2010_11689_55


Samian ware dish of Dragendorff form 18

Medium:Stamped wheel thrown earthenware with red slip; terra sigillata
Geography: Made at La Graufesenque, South Gaul (modern France); found in London, UK
Date: about 50 CE
Period: Roman Imperial period
2.9 x 14.2 cm
Object number: 928.47.21
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Britain and Ireland to the time of the Romans
DescriptionPlain and decorated tableware in red glass pottery, now known as Samian ware, was made in Gaul (modern-day France) and exported in large quantities to Roman Britain. Techniques facilitating mass-manufacturing were employed in the Gaulish workshops. This enabled the factories to export their products all over the western Roman Empire and beyond from AD 25 to 225. This dish is stamped by the potter Pudens.
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