Arretine ware dish of Haltern type 2 - ROM2011_11854_4


Arretine ware dish of Haltern type 2

Medium:Wheel thrown earthenware with slip
Geography: Found in Ventimiglia, made in Arretium (present-day Arezzo), Italy
Date: c. 10-25 AD
Period: Late Augustan to early Tiberian, Roman Imperial period
3.1 x 16.5 cm
Object number: 918.6.58
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman pottery
DescriptionArretine ware is a very fine, thin-walled ceramic, with a smooth glossy red-slipped surface. It is named after Arretium (modern Arezzo in north Tuscany). This prized table ware, made for serving food and drink, was produced from about 40 BC to AD 30. The modeling of the figures and the delicacy and balance of the mould-formed decorations in relief are Greek-inspired, often copying silver plate. Potters names are usually stamped on the floor of the vessel.
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