Roman Cup with Indentations II in Terra Sigillata
Have a try to hold this marvellous cup. It is made of traditional Roman terra sigillata. The robust drinking cup was certainly used on many Roman farm tables, but it will equally be a gem on your own table, especially if it is filled with a nice drink!
The original Roman Cup also made of terra sigillata dates back to the 4th century AD. Each of our replica cups is modeled after the ancient original and handmade.
You will find in this category of the Roman-Shop a variety of terra sigillata cups and also different versions of this cup with indentations: one is finished in black as terra nigra or – as in this case – in terra sigillata. Both cups are thinly glazed on the inside and thus dishwasher safe.
- Cup height: 11 cm
- Volume: approx. 200ml
The term Terra Sigillata describes a sealed red clay during the middle ages, but in modern times the term became also applied to Roman pottery with its glazing finish. Hence, Terra Sigillata (TS) is the modern name of a specific category of Roman table ware. It was developed at the end of the 1st century BC in Italian workshops (Arezzo). The fine tableware was produced in large quantities in cottage industry (factories), which provided their goods mostly with a factory seal.
The goods found a market in the entire Roman Empire in different variations. Today we still can enjoy the reddish clay popular dishes, because it fits perfectly with other dishes of our table! For example combine it with a white, delicate porcelain or a more robust type of ceramics, with silverware or others.
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