Samian ware

noun a type of fine, glossy, reddish-brown pottery widely made in the Roman Empire.

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  • Samian ware — is a kind of bright red Roman pottery also known as terra sigillata (although this is not quite correct, on the continental mainland, terra sigillata refers to both samian and Arretine wares). It is similar to the earlier Arretine ware and both… …   Wikipedia

  • Samian ware — noun earthenware made from the reddish brown clay found on the Aegean island of Lemnos • Syn: ↑terra sigillata • Hypernyms: ↑earthenware * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized S : arretine ware * * * a red glazed terracotta pottery produced in Gau …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samian ware — a red glazed terracotta pottery produced in Gaul and the Moselle Valley A.D. 100 300 and copied from Arretine ware. Also called terra sigillata. [1835 45; after classical references to a type of pottery produced at Samos, perh. an imitation of… …   Universalium

  • Samian — may refer to: * Samian, meaning something or someone from one of the locations known as Samos * Samian ware, an ancient type of pottery * Samian Sibyl * Samian sage, Pythagoras of Samos * Samian, a band Green Day drummer Tré Cool formerly played… …   Wikipedia

  • samian — n. & adj. n. a native or inhabitant of Samos, an island in the Aegean sea. adj. of Samos. Phrases and idioms: Samian ware fine red pottery from various parts of the Roman Empire, esp. Gaulish pottery often found on Roman sites in Britain.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arretine ware — (also Arezzo ware and, incorrectly, Arrentine ware) is a type of fine Roman pottery coated in a red slip dating to the first centuries AD and BC. It originated in Arretium, the modern day town of Arezzo in Tuscany. Arretine ware vessels were… …   Wikipedia

  • terra sigillata ware — ▪ Roman pottery       bright red, polished pottery used throughout the Roman Empire from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. The term means literally ware made of clay impressed with designs. Other names for the ware are Samian ware (a… …   Universalium

  • arretine ware — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : red terracotta ware usually decorated in relief made at Arretium and elsewhere in Italy from about 100 B.C. to about A.D. 100 called also Samian ware, terra sigillata * * * /ar euh tuyn , teen / a red glazed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samos Island — Infobox Greek Isles name = Samos native name = Σάμος skyline = Samos.jpg sky caption = Samos City coordinates = coord|37|44|N|26|50|E chain = North Aegean isles = area = 477.395 highest mount = Mt. Kerkis elevation = 1434 periph = North Aegean… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste wichtiger Terra-Sigillata-Gefäßformen — Die Liste wichtiger Terra Sigillata Gefäßformen gibt einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Gefäßtypen römischer Terra Sigillata (TS). Da die Formen aufgrund von Mode und Geschmack chronologische Entwicklungen aufweisen, bilden die Gefäßformen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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