No. G 60
Date Range: 2nd/3rd century AD
Rim diam. 15,5 cm; H. 9 cm; Total height with lid 13 cm
Material: Clay; reduced ware, slightly tempered with glimmer and stones, smooth surface; surface medium grey
Description: Wheel thrown; convex and undercut rim, angular body; organic relics inside the bowl
Provenance: Penzendorf/ Styria
Published in Schörgendorfer 1942, 13f. Taf. 9/ 130

  • Tripodvessel without lid
  • Tripodvessel with lid

Tripod vessels count to the standard repertoire of material found in Norico-Pannonian tumuli. Its distribution area covers with this form of graves. In the context of settlement tripod vessels were used as cookware. However, the origin of this jar form is controversial. The recent research represents the opinion that tripod vessels developed themselves out of local prototypes in the area of the later provinces of Noricum and Pannonia, while in former times archaeologists believed in Italian ancestors. In tombs the tripod vessels could be used as urns for cremation or also as jars for the storage of food as grave goods.

(S.L.)

Bibliography

W. Artner, Die provinzialrömischen Gräber von Gleisdorf in der Oststeiermark. Mit einem Beitrag von Reinhold Wedenig, Mitt. ÖGUF 38/39 (Wien 1988/89)
Ch. Hinker, Flavia Solva vor der Stadtrechtsverleihung. Befunde und Funde aus der insula XL, SchStBh 3 (Graz 2006)
A. Schörgendorfer, Die römerzeitliche Keramik der Ostalpenländer, SoSchrÖAI 13 (Wien 1942)
O.H. Urban, Das Gräberfeld von Kapfenstein (Steiermark) und die römischen Hügelgräber in Österreich, MünchBeitrVFG 35 (München 1984)

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