Arretine ware mould with sacrificial scene - ROM2010_11494_80


Arretine ware mould with sacrificial scene

Geography: Arezzo, Italy
Date: c. 20-1 BC
Period: Roman Imperial period
7.6 x 9.7 x 3 cm
Object number: 918.6.12.A
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman pottery

Making Relief Decoration

Step One: A sheet of clay was likely placed into a bowl-shaped mould, covering the interior surface, and then pressed into the concave designs.

Step Two: The mould was turned on a wheel and shaping tools smoothed the interior. After drying, the pot was removed, finished, dipped in a red slip, and fired.

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