Smooth Italic terra sigillata cup

(probably from Campania), 1st cent. terracotta with patina


The small bowl has a cylindrical wall, slightly flared with an everted rim. On the inside bottom there is a badly imprinted seal. Typical of Roman ceramics, in particular of the “terra sigillata”, is the presence of stamps impressed raw and bearing the names of the craftsmen (often slaves) or of the producers. The cup was used for dining, it could contain food or water.

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