||FR 78-Ile de France
||Service archéologique départemental des Yvelines
||The excavation of two updraught kilns at Epône is reported by Dufaÿ.
The principal products seem to be large jars with an out-turned
These share a red sandy fabric,
with the addition of a cream-white slip on the flagons.
Two groups of finer wares are also described:
plates and beakers in a
fine red-slipped ware and moulded-rim jars
with a micaceous slip on the rim and shoulder.
The latter are wheel-thrown and conform broadly to the form of C262
(Dufaÿ 1989, 36, fig.4, right).
If the published illustrations are representative of the output of the
Epône potters it seems that most examples have only a single groove on
the inside of the rim.
Although it is noted that the fabric of the finer and coarser wares
from the kilns
appeared similar under the binocular microscope,
it is suggested that some further analysis
(such a physio-chemical)
would be necessary to confirm the latter as local products
Sherds of samian and Central Gaulish green-glazed wares from the
fill of one of the kilns suggest a date towards the middle
of the first century AD for production here.
Location map : Épône
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