Small novelty magnet that is a replica of ancient Roman jugs dated 2nd-3rd century AD.
The magnet is a reminder of the very distinctive and fine types of pottery that the Romans developed some 2,000 years ago, which was inspired by Greek pottery as well as many other influences.
Three designs are available, as shown. One will be selected at random when you place your order.
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.
Read more about the history of Roman pottery here