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Thymiaterion

<p>Thymiaterion, Bordissal (Camarles), Iberian period, 3rd century BC Photo: IMMR archive</p>

Thymiaterion, Bordissal (Camarles), Iberian period, 3rd century BC Photo: IMMR archive

It has the appearance of a female bust, with its hair parted in the centre and combed symmetrically. The top is flat and rounded, in the form of a kalathos, with five vertical perforations (made before firing). It was clearly made using a mould, and represents an agricultural goddess, usually identified with Demeter or Ceres. It still preserves, especially on its reverse, a layer of white engobe on which there are remains of painted decoration, which is most visible on the upper edge as red triangles pointing down (known as wolf teeth).

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