Samian ware dish of Dragendorff form 42 - ROM2010_11689_14


Samian ware dish of Dragendorff form 42

Medium:Samian ware, decorated with trail-slip leaves
Geography: Probably made in Central Gaul; found in Colchester, UK
Date: 100-125 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
3.5 x 11.9 cm
Object number: 923.48.1
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.
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