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A complete Roman "Terra Nigra" bowl. Black glossy slipware from northern Gaul.

Plates, cups, beakers and bowls in fine black slipped wares produced in northern Gaul and distributed across north-east Gaul and south-east Britain during the late 1st century BC and 1st century AD (Augustan to Neronian/early Flavian). Blue-black slip; highly-burnished surfaces. Wheel-thrown. Much variation possible on an individual vessels. Production was in the Vesle valley, near Rheims, the Marne valley and the Trier region. Vessels are found in North-east Gaul, between the Seine, Moselle and Rhine. In Britain, principally south and east of the Severn-Humber line, with concentrations in central southern England, and Herts/Essex.

Condition: Fine condition. Rare to find one of these complete and in such exceptional condition. Lovely glossy black slip (see photos). Two small chips to rim, otherwise a fine piece.

Dimensions: 14cm Dia. x 4cm High.

Provenance: Ex. From my own collection; Purchased at UK auction (part lot).


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