Roman Period Foot Prints in Ceramics

These two images portray footprints in ceramic from two different sites. Either by accident or design it is worth pondering who these people were, the lives they led and the circumstances that these prints occurred. Perhaps a parent wanting to preserve the print of their child or even a workman simply stepping on the brick to see if it is dry. Regardless it is a touching example humans reaching across the ages.

Roman Theater and archeological museum, Verona, Italy.

Roman Theater and Archeological museum, Verona, Italy.

Fishbourne Palace archeological museum, Chichester, England.

Fishbourne Palace Archeological Museum, Chichester, England.

I don’t know of very many examples of Roman period human footprints so please let me know in the comments if you know of others! This post will be updated as more sources are found.


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