Gallo-Roman Pottery

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Geoffrey Marchal
published on 26 October 2020

A group of beautifully decorated terra sigilata vessels from Roman Gaul. Their dates range from the 1st Century CE to the 4th Century CE. The decorated containers are shaped in a mold where the patterns are hollow imprinted. another decorative technique is illustrated by the Chenet 334 bowl, enhanced with plant motifs applied with a slip.

The list of labelled vessels is as follows:

1. Chalice. Made in Arezzo branch in the south of France during the reign of Tiberius (14-37 CE). Found in the Necropolis of Hochgericht in Arlon (province of Luxembourg).
2. Drag 29 Bowl. Central OFFEICI stamp, by the potter Felix de Montans and La Graufesenque, in the south of Gaul. Third quarter of the 1st Century CE. Found in Baarlo-Kessel, Netherlands.
3. Drag 37 Bowl. Produced by a workshop in eastern Gaul during the 2nd Century CE.
4. Chenet 334 Bowl. Made in Atelier d’Argonne, in eastern Gaul during the 4th Century CE. Found in Tongeren, Netherlands.
5. Engobed cup, decorated with slip. Found in Tongeren.

Museum of Art History (Musée du Cinquantenaire), Brussels, Belgium. Made of 340 pictures with ReCap pro from Autodesk.

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