Phocaean red slip

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Phocaean red slip (PRS) is a category of terra sigillata, or "fine" Ancient Roman pottery produced in or near the ancient city of Phokaia. It is recognizable by its thin reddish slip over a fine fabric, often with occasional white (lime) inclusions. The main period of production is the late 4th century AD into the 7th century. All forms are open bowls or dishes. Later forms have stamped decoration. The most widely used typology was defined John Hayes in his book Late Roman Pottery, where the ware is called "Late Roman C". The supplement to that volume established the name "Phocaean Red Slip". Hayes form 3 and Hayes form 10 are the most widely exported forms, appearing in the western Mediterranean and also in the British Isles.

Table of Common Forms[1][edit]

Form Start Date End Date!
Hayes form 1 375 475
Hayes form 1a 375 425
PRS Hayes 1a-generic.svg
Hayes form 1b 425 475
Hayes form 1c 400 450
Hayes form 1d 425 475
Hayes form 2 370 450
Hayes form 2a 370 450
Hayes form 2b 425 450
Hayes form 2c 370 400
Hayes form 3 425 600
Hayes form 3a 425 450
Hayes form 3b 440 500
PRS Hayes 3b-centered.svg
Hayes form 3b/c 440 500
Hayes form 3b/d 440 500
Hayes form 3c 440 500
Hayes form 3d 450 500
Hayes form 3e 475 525
Hayes form 3e/f 475 600
Hayes form 3f 500 600
Hayes form 3g 500 600
Hayes form 3h 500 600
Hayes form 4 425 450
Hayes form 5 460 550
Hayes form 5a 460 500
Hayes form 5b 500 550
Hayes form 6 500 525
Hayes form 7 480 525
Hayes form 8 450 510
PRS Hayes 8a-generic.svg
Hayes form 9 520 600
Hayes form 10 570 650
Hayes form 10a 570 620
Hayes form 10b 570 650
Hayes form 10c 570 650

References[edit]

  • Hayes, John. (1972). Late Roman Pottery. London: British School at Rome (hardcover, ISBN 0-904152-00-6)
  • Hayes, John. (1980). "Supplement to Late Roman Pottery". London: British School at Rome. Worldcat


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References[edit]

  1. ^ See Hayes (1972, 1980)