Terracotta water pipe, Roman, 200 BCE-200 CE

Made:
200 BCE-200 CE in Roman Empire
Terracotta water pipe, Roman, 200 BCE-200 CE (water pipe) Water pipe, rectangular, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD Water pipe, rectangular, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD

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Water pipe, rectangular, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Water pipe, rectangular, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Water pipe, rectangular, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD

Terracotta water pipes were used quite widely in towns and cities throughout the Roman Empire. This rectangular pipe is slightly tapered at one end to allow it to be slotted into other pipes.

Unlike their lead counterparts, terracotta pipes could be repaired quite easily and were also cheaper to produce.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A634792
Materials:
terracotta
Measurements:
overall: 105 mm x 375 mm x 152 mm, 5.17kg
type:
water pipe