Roman Red Slip Bowl


Roman Red Slip Bowl


Slipped Clay Bowl


Bowl with footed base from North Africa and Roman in date. The interior is coated in red paint up to the flat rim, and the exterior is covered half way down from the rim in a band of red paint. The bottom half is undecorated.


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Relevant Bibliography


Bonifay, M. (2007). LRCW 2: Late Roman coarse wares, cooking wares and amphorae in the Mediterranean : Archaeology and archaeometry. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Burford, A. (1972). Craftsmen in Greek and Roman society. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.

Charleston, R. (1955). Roman pottery, London: Faber and Faber.
Very fine and extensive selection of photographs – some colour, some B&W.

Esparraguera, J. (2005). LRCW I: Late Roman coarse wares, cooking wares and amphorae in the Mediterranean : Archaeology and archaeometry. Oxford, England: Archaeopress.

Green, K. (1990). The Archaeology of the Roman Economy. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Greene, K. (1992). Roman pottery. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Full Book is available online:

Hayes, J. (1997). Handbook of Mediterranean Roman pottery. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Dedicated section on African redslip wares (p. 59-64).

Hayes, J. (1972). Late Roman pottery, London: British School at Rome.

Hayes, J. (1976). Roman pottery in the Royal Ontario Museum: A catalogue. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum.

McGeough, K. (2004). The Romans: new perspectives. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO.
Pottery is included in Chapter 9 (p. 229-232).
Good primer on the basics of classifying roman pottery for students.

Menchelli, S. (2010). LRCW3: Late Roman coarse wares, cooking wares and amphorae in the Mediterranean : Archaeology and archaeometry : Comparison between western and eastern Mediterranean. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Peacock, D. (1982). Pottery in the Roman world: An ethnoarchaeological approach. London: Longman.
Broad overview with archaeological and ethnographic details.

Peacock, D. (1977). Pottery and early commerce: Characterization and trade in Roman and later ceramics. London: Academic Press.
Detailed archaeological and scientific information.

Peña, J. (2007). Roman pottery in the archaeological record. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Extensive bibliography useful for researchers looking for more specific information.
Full Book is available online:

Reynolds, P. (1995). Trade in the Western Mediterranean, AD 400-700--the ceramic evidence. Oxford, England: Tempus Reparatum.
Detailed archaeological information on the late Roman world. Chapter 2 (p. 5-37) fine wares; Chapter 4 (p. 86-105) coarse wares; Chapter 5 (p. 106-141) trade and economic information.
Extensive appendices with detailed archaeological information.

Rice, P. (2005). Pottery analysis: A sourcebook. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press.

Strong, D., & Brown, D. (1976). Roman crafts. New York: New York Univ. Pr.
Many illustrations, mostly B&W.
Chapter 6 (p. 75-92 for pottery).


Leitch, V. (2012). Rome Scholarships: Roman African cook-wares in the Mediterranean: Production and distribution. Papers of the British School at Rome, 80, 345-346.

Leitch, V. (2013). Reconstructing history through pottery: The contribution of Roman N African cookwares. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 26, 281-306.

Sherriff, B. (2002). A Mössbauer study of the color of Roman pottery from the Leptiminus archaeological site, Tunisia. Geoarchaeology, 17(8), 863-874.

Sherriff, B., Court, P., Johnston, S., & Stirling, L. (2002). The source of raw materials for Roman pottery from Leptiminus, Tunisia. Geoarchaeology, 17(8), 835-861.

Tomber, Roberta. "Alive and well: the state of Roman pottery studies." Antiquity 80, no. 307 (March 2006): 218-220.




Ceramic Bowl


Roman Red Slip Bowl


Roman North Africa; Ceramics

Original Format

Ceramic Bowl

Physical Dimensions

12 cm x 2.4 cm




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