The shiny red-covered bowl was made in Rheinzabern. It comes from the production of the potter Julis II. A special feature is the chained dog, applied freehand using the barbotine technique, on the wide edge of the bowl. The relief-decorated underside was formed using a mold in which the decoration appears inverted.

Tableware made from so-called Terra Sigillata ware was widespread throughout the Roman Empire. It was produced in very large numbers and in different versions and was used by rich and poor alike - with certain levels of quality - for eating and drinking.