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Butcher’s bowl

<p>Ritual bowl or plate from Castellet de Banyoles (Tivissa) Dated between 250/225 and 195 BC</p>

Ritual bowl or plate from Castellet de Banyoles (Tivissa) Dated between 250/225 and 195 BC

A silver ritual vessel with a central omphalos in the form of a wild animal’s head, with a border showing an allegorical scene made of gilded silver.

It is an imported piece, so the scenes may not have any relation with the elements of Iberian myths, although the Iberians may have understood and partly adopted their cultural meaning.

At the outside on the bottom of the piece there is an inscription in Iberian script which we can read but not as yet translate: tautintibaś : sani : giŕśdo : uŕketigeś .

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