Highgate Wood form: HW.21.1 Plain-rim dish with curved wall and red surfaces

  • Form: A simple plate with a plain curved wall, internally concave and a flat base. A red slip, burnished internally (and occasionally externally) is present on some examples of this type (fabric HWBR). Others are in a more standard HWB fabrics, but with a finely finished red surface, but apparently with no trace of a slip, though this may be due in part to the adverse soil conditions on the site. Inspiration from imported Italian and Gaulish Pompeian-Red ware (PRW) platters is likely for this series. The burnished red slip may imitate the surface, and perhaps to some extent the function, of the imported originals.
  • Fabric: HWBR and HWB
  • Phase: The earliest examples are from phase 2 contexts, but a larger number are from the later contexts in and around the southern kiln dump, though here they may be residual.
Distribution of form 21.1 through phases
2-2-i 172 HWB
2-2-ii 223 HWB
2-3-S-i 370 HWB
3-2_4-iii-b 1216 HWB
3-2_4-iii-b 1217 HWBR
3-2_4-iii-b 1220 HWBR
3-2_4-iii-b 1223 HWBR
3-2_4-iii-b 1225 HWBR
3-2_4-v-c 1523 HWCR
5-TOPSOIL 1681 HWBR
5-TOPSOIL 1682 HWBR
5-TOPSOIL 1683 HWB
5-TOPSOIL 1686 HWBR