A heavy pale pottery mortarium bowl. This type of vessel was used in kitchens for crushing and mixing food, the juice or sauce could be poured from the bowl using the short spout on the rim.
Roman, 1st or 2nd Century AD
9.5 x 30 cms
Repaired from two pieces with a few chips and with a section of restoration (circa 15% of side)
Ex. private collection, Battle, East Sussex, UK; acquired mid 20th Century