Arretine ware

/ar"euh tuyn', -teen'/
a red-glazed terracotta pottery produced in Tuscany from 100 B.C. to A.D. 100 and widely traded. Also called terra sigillata.
[1775-85; < L Arretinus, deriv. of Arretium (modern Arezzo), a town in Tuscany where such pottery was made; see -INE1]

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