Pottery ink-well

Roman Britain, 1st-3rd centuries AD
Found in Cannon Street, London

The pottery ink-well is inscribed with its owner's name, Iucundus. Ink-wells like this were common in Gaulish samian ware; this is an example of coarse ware.

The ink was made up using one part of gum water to three parts carbon black.

 

 

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Dimensions

Diameter: 7.500 cm
Height: 5.800 cm

Museum number

P&EE 1950 2-6 1

BCB75157

Gift of L.J.E. Hooper

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