Fragments with Graffitiadmin2021-06-02T17:09:55+00:00
The Roman House at Hopkins | Everyday Dining: Terra Sigillata
Fragments with Graffiti
By Laura Garofalo
Accession Number: JHAM 1122 Measurements: Width: 6.8 cm, Height: 6.9 cm Material: Slipped Ceramic Culture/Date: Roman, 1st c. CE Provenance: Puteoli, Italy
Both of these ceramic fragments come from bowls and may have shared not only a potter’s workshop but perhaps also an owner. The deeply incised graffito, “ANTHUSA,” on one fragment (1122) may correspond with a sketchier graffito on the other (1125), incised “ANTH,” perhaps in an abbreviation of the same name. Said to have been found together near Rome, both fragments also have the same potter’s stamp, “DARD/ANVS,” which can be linked with a pottery workshop at Puteoli, Italy – the workshop of Ancharius.
Accession Number: JHAM 1125 Measurements: Width: 7.66 cm, Height: 7.5 cm Material: Slipped Ceramic Culture/Date: Roman, 1st c. CE Provenance: Puteoli, Italy
Detail of pottery stamp. JHAM 1125
Robinson, D.M., ed. 1936. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: United States of America, The Robinson Collection, Baltimore, MD. 3 vol. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Pg. 56, no. 4a-b and 3a-b, pl. XLIII, 4a-b and 3a-b.