terra sigillata


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terra sigillata

(ˈtɛrə ˌsɪdʒɪˈlɑːtə)
n
1. (Geological Science) rare a reddish-brown clayey earth found on the Aegean island of Lemnos: formerly used as an astringent and in the making of earthenware pottery
2. (Geological Science) any similar earth resembling this
3. (Archaeology) earthenware pottery made from this or a similar earth, esp Samian ware
[from Latin: sealed earth]
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Noun1.terra sigillata - earthenware made from the reddish-brown clay found on the Aegean island of Lemnos
earthenware - ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
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This is a recipe that I have been using since 1997 is Dave Alban's intense, metallic and very user friendly terra sigillata.
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He specialises in a number of ceramic techniques such as raku, stoneware and terra sigillata.
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En la configuracion de los gustos esteticos de los consumidores, inducidos o no por los agentes de comercio o por los propios officinatores, se advierten mecanismos analogos que Balil (1961: 290-291) expresaba del siguiente modo: "Por lo que sabemos, la terra sigillata hispanica se desarrolla en un mundo provincial, paraclasico, no influido por el ideario estetico neoatico o pergamenico que vemos en Arezzo, Puteoli o en la zona norte de Italia"; y anade que la misma "se desarrolla en un mundo cuya estetica no es organica sino abstracta, cuyo arte no aspira ni a la narracion ni a la ilustracion, sino eminentemente a la decoracion en cuanto es ornamento".
of Leeds, UK), 30 papers speak to various aspects of her interests, but primarily, her work on the red, glossy tableware known in Britain as samian, and elsewhere as terra sigillata or terre sigillees.
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I discovered objects similar to our red jug, and realized that it was a type of pottery known in the 17th century as terra sigillata.
This volume presents examples of the Roman period red-gloss and red-slip pottery generally known as terra sigillata found during excavations in the Athenian Agora.
Schmid's typology is based on the stratigraphy of ez Zantur set against datable objects such as lamps, coins, and Eastern terra sigillata A wares.