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Iberian pot

<p>Ceramic pot dating from the 3rd century BC from the south east of the Iberian Peninsula</p>

Ceramic pot dating from the 3rd century BC from the south east of the Iberian Peninsula

This is a common type of vessel which imitates an original Greek model. It is nearly always painted and found in a great variety of sizes and decorations.

It has a cylindrical body, with a flat side at the top and two plaited handles attached to the sides. It is painted in a burgundy colour distributed in two bands with plant motifs separated by lines of different thickness. The top features a ‘dog’s–tooth’ pattern.

It may have served a practical purpose - for storage or transport - or been used as a ceremonial vessel.

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