Thursday, 31 March 2016

week 22. Samian Ware

Found in Norfolk,these sherds of Samian Ware pots possibly date from 1st or 2nd century AD. Samian Ware was made in Gaul (France) in huge quantities and imported into Roman Britain. It is usually decorated in relief with figures and animals - like the Roman soldier and the lion, horse and rabbit (?) we see here. I used watercolour, wax resist, conté and pencil.
It reminded me of the Easter egg I ate on Sunday. I wish the chocolate had been as thick as these pieces of pottery!

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