Colour-Coated Wares

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Many kinds of pottery in the Greek and Roman periods were given an extra surface coating, usually slightly glossy and most often red. Recent research suggests that the coating was made from fine clay particles suspended in water with a peptizing agent added; iron oxide produced the red, and illite the gloss.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied