terra sigillata

(Latin: “stamped earth”). A Mediterranean red-gloss ceramic ware with relief decoration, produced beginning in the 1st century BCE. The finest examples of terra sigillata, known as Arretine ware, were manufactured in the Roman town of Arretium (modern Arezzo, Italy).

terra sigillataTerra sigillata cup made in Arretium. Ca. 30 BCE-40 CE.