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Metalworking: Roman Figurines

Ratna Drost (NL)

The small bronze, terracotta or clay figures were mostly made for ritual of religious purposes. However, some of them were used as toys for children, even when not specifically made for that purpose. Most of the figures were made in quite large numbers using molds. Like the more monumental sculptures, they were painted in bright colors.

Pottery: (Roman) Fine Ware

Ratna Drost (NL)

The Romans had and used different types of pottery. Normally, Roman pottery falls into three categories: Amphorae, pottery used for transportation and storage, usually undecorated; Coarse ware, used for everyday necessities and extremely common; Fine ware, a combination of functional and decorative requirements. Therefore it might be painted or glazed.

Pottery: (Roman) Coarse Ware

Ratna Drost (NL)

The Romans had and used different types of pottery. Normally, Roman pottery falls into three categories: Amphorae, pottery used for transportation and storage, usually undecorated; Coarse ware, used for everyday necessities and extremely common; Fine ware, a combination of functional and decorative requirements. Therefore it might be painted or glazed.

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