Bowl with a Lion Head Dragendorff 45
Clay dishes of ancient Rome
Whereas our modern societies make most everyday objects of plastics, clay was the material of choice in Roman antiquity. It was easy and uncomplicated in the production, conveniently available in always every country and commercially viable, but also very efficient, an "all-rounder" material for everyday use items such as pots, bowls, dishes etc. The remains of these everyday objects represent a major part of archaeological finds. Thanks to these finds of fragments or sometimes completely preserved clay objects we have a good grasp of the daily life of a Roman citizen. As our dish, many are named after the famous archaeologist Dragendorff. The one that we offer is made after an original which is listed as Dragendorff 45.
Bowl with a lion head Dragendorff 45
The archaeologist and expert on Roman tableware, Hans Dragendorff, was significantly involved in the classification and exploration of Roman pottery, especially the so-called Terra Sigillata products. The original model of the one replica offered here with a lion head shell was part of the ones, studied by Dragendorff. The bowl with the lion head seems on first glance not made to be used, but once you hold it in your hand you will see, how suitable it is for offering fluids, for example. The mouth of the lion is, indeed, open, so that it allows liquids to flow through it, a wonderful feature of this fantastic bowl.
- Dimensions: height approx. 11cm
- Diameter: 22cm
- Material: clay
The bowl with a lion head for daily use
If you want to offer guests something very special, something they get them talking or wondering about, here it is, this wonderful bowl. You can serve olives (let the olive oil flow through the lion), or serve grapes, dates, or other food, a beautiful offer.
A very special gift
This bowl decorated with a lion's head is the ideal gift for every fan of Antiquity. Whether empty or filled with candy for example, this bowl will impress on every one. Why not follow Anthony and Julia and invited your friends to a Roman evening at your home.
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