Roman Barbotine Plate - DR35
It is extraordinary what one can create from simple earthen material! This wonderfully decorative Terra sigillata Barbotine plate is made after a find dating back to the 1st century AD. It has a very effective border in a filigree shape (DR 35). It looks almost impressionistic. Each ceramic dish is uniquely handmade in our pottery of specialists who manufacture as the Romans have done it.
- Roman Terra Sigillata plate dimensions: approx. 5,3cm
- Plate diameter: ca. 16cm
In the archaeological context, slip painting is a very soft finish technique when colour was mixed into the soft ceramics. The term slip comes from French and means nothing more than potter’s putty, but the technique became known as Barbotine style mainly from Roman times. The technique has been applied for a variety of different types of goods. Slip decoration can be found on Terra Sigillata, on Belgian goods as well as on the so-called Wetterauer goods. Used as a black coating we know it from the ‘hunter cup’ or also from the Trier Saying Cup, of which replica you will find on our Roman-Shop.
The elegant chic
Slip painting refers to a technique where the paint is mixed with the soft ceramics, and where the thick clay slurry takes on the smooth colour. Sometimes a horn or similar device is applied, why one then speaks of a horn decor.
The term slip technique is particularly common in, for example, Minoan ceramics and in attic vase painting of the 4th century BC, where it is widely used in black varnish ceramic. Yet as Barbotine vessels they are particularly known from the Roman period.
This is such an attractive piece of jewelry, absolutely unique with every single plate you will get. They are all handmade and you will be delighted by the look at it.
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