The section of this piece was wheel-thrown before the solid legs were attached in the green state. Terra sigillata was painted onto the clay and burnished. The piece was fired several times and sprayed with cupric sulfate with the clay was red-hot. Finally, it was post-fired and smoked in hay.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.