**Originally Listed At $200**
Roman Empire, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A well-thrown, redware platter, quite sizeable, showing some nice wheel marks and elegantly curved walls, with a slender ring base. This type of pottery was mass produced in Roman provinces and exported throughout the western part of the Empire. Pieces like this were made for displaying and serving foods. Some were decorated, but many, like this one, were simple shapes with a relatively plain finish. Many of them originated in Roman Britain; some came from the famous Pompeii "hoard", a collection of the vessels found in a crate that had arrived in the town yet had not been taken out of their packaging when Mt Vesuvius erupted on August 23, 79 CE. Size: 10.125" in diameter x 1.875" H (25.7 cm x 4.8 cm)
Provenance: private Orange County, California collection, acquired before 2000
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