Tile with paw print

This Roman tile fragment has the impression of dog paw prints on the surface. During the manufacturing process the tiles were left outside to dry before they could be fired in a kiln. During this time animals, and sometimes even children, could move among the tiles and accidentally leave footprints in the still-soft clay.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Common Name
tile with paw print
Simple Name
tile (floor)
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)

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pila tile with paw print