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James A. Tuck and Barry Gaulton
Terra Sigillata from a Seventeenth-Century Settlement in Newfoundland

Ceramics in America 2002

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Side view of a small terra sigillata bowl, probably made in Estremoz, Portugal, in the early seventeenth century. D. 5". (All illustrations courtesy Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland; photos by Roy Ficken.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Interior of the vessel shown in fig. 1 illustrating geometric decoration

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Computer reconstruction of a terra sigillata globe probably made in Estremoz, Portugal, in the early seventeenth century. H. 9 1/2". A second handle may have been present opposite the one shown.

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Fragments of large terra sigillata “handled pots,” most likely made in Estremoz, Portugal, in the early seventeenth century. Measurements of the complete vessels are unknown. Note the complex incised decoration and the molded human face.