Roman Era Ceramics Photos

The Roman empire produced distinctive earthenware & terracotta ceramics for daily use & decorative purposes.

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Lead glazed ceramic vase with skeleton design at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gallo-Roman decorated ceramic bowl at Archeology Museum of Morbihan. Vannes, France.Ceramic table bowl from Lyon at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman-era ceramic vessels imported into Normandy from elsewhere at Museum of Normandy. Caen, France.
Lead glazed ceramic vase with skeleton design (1stC BCE- 1stC CE) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gallo-Roman decorated ceramic bowl (1stC) at Archeology Museum of Morbihan. Vannes, France.Ceramic table bowl (1stC) from Lyon at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman-era ceramic vessels imported into Normandy from elsewhere (1st-3rdC CE) at Museum of Normandy. Caen, France.
Roman-era ceramic bowls with molded decorative designs found together in Rhone River at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Terra cotta jug with horses & handler at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Terra cotta vase with scene of triumph of town of Vienne at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman ceramic kantharos & goblets found in Bavaria & Koblenz at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Roman-era ceramic bowls with molded decorative designs (40-100 CE) found together in Rhone River at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Terra cotta jug with horses & handler at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Terra cotta vase with scene of triumph of town of Vienne (2ndC) at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman ceramic kantharos & goblets (late 2ndC - early 3rdC) found in Bavaria & Koblenz at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Roman ceramic bowl with organization of production theme from Newstead at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman terracotta bowl with fishermen from North Africa at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman ceramic grave goods made to look like marble at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman ceramic table setting made in Italy or southern Gaule at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.
Roman ceramic bowl with organization of production theme (100-200) from Newstead at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roman terracotta bowl with fishermen (400 CE) from North Africa at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman ceramic grave goods made to look like marble (c10-75 CE) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman ceramic table setting made in Italy or southern Gaule at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.
Unusual ceramics in Roman antiquities department at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Terra cotta mask at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman terracotta roof antefix with comedic theater mask at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman-era ceramic pitcher in form of dog found in Rhone River at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Unusual ceramics in Roman antiquities department at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Terra cotta mask (2ndC) at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman terracotta roof antefix with comedic theater mask (1st-4th C) at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman-era ceramic pitcher in form of dog (mid 1stC-2ndC) found in Rhone River at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Ceramic vessels in form of grotesque caricature heads at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Ceramic vessels in form of grotesque caricature heads at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Ceramic vessel with sculpted human face serving as bottle neck at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Ceramic wine jug with painted face & Latin saying 'Drink & Use Happily' exported from Trier to Roman empire at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.
Ceramic vessels in form of grotesque caricature heads (3rdC) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Ceramic vessels in form of grotesque caricature heads (3rdC) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Ceramic vessel with sculpted human face serving as bottle neck (c3rdC) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Ceramic wine jug with painted face & Latin saying 'Drink & Use Happily' exported from Trier to Roman empire (c300 CE) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.
Roman terracotta amphora & Togatus marble statue at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Romano-British ceramic Hunt Cup showing dog chasing hare at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Greek-Roman clay ceiling tile with Heliodoros, an Actuarius from Dura-Europos on Euphrates River at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Roman-era ceramic hanging oil lamp with 20 spouts mostly found in Rhone River at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Roman terracotta amphora (27 BCE-96 CE) & Togatus marble statue (27 BCE-96 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Romano-British ceramic Hunt Cup showing dog chasing hare at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Greek-Roman clay ceiling tile with Heliodoros, an Actuarius (c200-256) from Dura-Europos on Euphrates River at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Roman-era ceramic hanging oil lamp with 20 spouts (c1stC-2ndC) mostly found in Rhone River at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Ceramic plates from tomb in necropolis of Marronniers à Beucaire at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Ceramic plates from necropolis of Eyguières at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman glazed terracotta vase made in Egypt at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.
Ceramic plates (75-50 BCE) from tomb in necropolis of Marronniers à Beucaire at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Ceramic plates (70-20 BCE) from necropolis of Eyguières (Bouches-du-Rhône) at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman glazed terracotta vase (1-99 CE) made in Egypt at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.

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