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Black-burnished ware, Flagon fragment, 1st-3rd Cent


Black-burnished ware, cooking pot fragment, 1st-3rd Cent

Cast clay; 62mm x 5mm/14.3gm. At this size and weight, it was certainly from a small cooking vessel or perhaps a flagon used by the servants.

Seller's Note/ Unlike Terra sigillata that was used by Roman elites as serving plates and vessels to show off their weath and taste, black-burnished ware was used in the kitchen for cooking. This is an excellent example of such cooking ware. Oddly enough, such fragments are more scarce than terra sigillata!

Always desirable to Roman collectors, such pieces look great in shadowboxes.