Israel Antiquities Authority/Photo by Yolovitch Yael

HIGH CLASS. Eastern Terra Sigillata ware is smooth and shiny as well as elegantly designed. These elements made it appeal to the higher classes of society, which could afford to buy imported goods. As its name suggests, Eastern Terra Sigillata ware began to be produced in the eastern Mediterranean region around 200 B.C. On this vessel, the light-colored areas are modern plaster reconstructions.