Roman Cup with Indentations II in Terra Nigra
The Roman cup with indentations made of black terra nigra is a real feature. The original of this cup dates back to the 4th century. They are so comfortable in your hand, feel this earthen and organic cup. The form is a beauty, really extravagant and every single cup is hand manufactured and therefore a real unique piece of art.
This cup is a wonderful feature for each festive table, but also works on any rustic dining table. The cup shape is typical for the fourth century: the wrinkle-like, elongated indentations serve the better hold of the cup in the hand. Try it out for yourself! Taste wine from this cup, or put water into it. Cold beverages work as well as hot ones. Also coffee or tea are great from it, because earthen ware remains always faithful to the temperature of the drink.
The Roman cup of clay with indentations is very thinly glazed inside, modeled after the ancient original. The very nice sheen black tone makes this cup dishwasher safe.
- Volume: approx. 200ml
- Cup height: 11cm
- Made in Germany
Terra nigra is the modern name for an ancient Roman art of ceramics. The special clay is burned and reduced, usually with grey to black polished surface. It is finished with a metallic sheen. In the wealth of shapes one finds blends of native Celtic and Roman elements, especially in the more widespread terra sigillata cups. The centre for production of this kind of table ware was Northern Gaul, Belgium and the Rhinelands to the middle of the 2nd century.
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