A Roman Bestseller
Terra Sigilata is a very distinctive style of ancient Roman dinnerware that came into greater use during the 1st century A.D. Before that it was already known but only available to the Roman elite due to its high price. Nevertheless, during the 1st century the methods of producing it got better and cheaper and therefore the product itself became cheaper as well. After that you could find dinnerware made from Terra Sigilata in nearly every Roman household.
The piece at hand is decorated with the so called “Argonne Pattern”. A very simply means of decoration primarily used in the Regions of Gaul. It may not be as fancy as other pieces of this high-end pottery but that only amplifies its special charm.
This piece of Terra Sigilata represents the kind of dinnerware you would find a normal Roman household. It is not a piece for palaces but for normal houses. Therefore, you can gain some insight in the life of a John Doe during the 1st century A.D. and are not limited to the lives of Ceasars and the nobility.
Argonne Sigilata Facts and Details
- Height: 5 cm
- Width: 8 cm
- Weight: 240 grams
- Simplistic yet beautiful ornaments
- Handmade and high quality
- Durable and steadfast material
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