A small decorative vase that has been inspired by ancient Roman and Greek antiquities.
This is a small replica of the terracotta vases that were around 2,000 years ago. The design features a black figure taken from ancient artwork found on Roman and Greek vessels that date to around 530 BC. The vase is an example of the very distinctive and fine types of pottery that were developed thousands of years ago.
The vase measures 15cm by 7cm by 7cm and makes a great historical ornament for the home. It is especially available as part of the range to accompany the Pompeii exhibition.
More about Roman pottery
Pottery is the most common product of the Roman period. Numerous types of vessels have been discovered. Food was served in bowls, on plates or saucers, next to which small beakers or jugs (such as this one) were placed. Large vessels, such as amphorae and pythoi, were used in the trade of oil, grain and wine. These forms were made by hand on the potter's wheel and in moulds. Red dye was used for colouring and painting. Vessels were also decorated by other techniques, for example: incision, stamping, burnishing, glazing or marbling. According to their use, they can be divided into three categories: luxurious ware, table vessels (as with this pot) and kitchen vessels.
Discover more about the history of Roman pottery here