Julia Domna Head Pot

Detail of the Julia Domna headpot. Septimius Severus was Roman Emperor from AD 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna, in Roman controlled North Africa. It is thought that this ceramic vessel is moulded in the shape of his wife's head: the empress Julia Domna. The style of the pottery is North African in origin. It's thought that the introduction of these 'headpots' to Britain was influenced by the reign of Severus York Museums Trust
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