Ancient Roman Terracotta Flask


An Ancient Roman terracotta flask featuring a globular body resting on a flat base. The vessel raises and tapers into a tall cylindrical neck with a flattened rim. The outer walls present some sings of abrasion, whilst the inner walls display faint ridges, showing how the clay was worked during the wheel-production process.

Date: Circa 1st-5th century AD
Condition: Good condition. Some chips and abrasions to the surface consistent with age.


SKU: MG-339 Category: Tag:

Roman pottery was used for utilitarian purposes and widely produced throughout the empire in specialised workshops, which created distinctive forms blending local and Roman decorative traditions and production styles. A broad division between ‘coarse’ and ‘fine’ ware is normally used to classify the wide range of Roman vessels; the former being used for storage and transportation purposes, the latter comprising serving vessels or tableware with intricate relief or painted decorations.

Weight 67.7 g
Dimensions L 4.2 x H 12 cm


Pottery and Porcelain

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