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Container with an inscription

<p>Container with an inscription, from the archaeological site of Pla d&rsquo;Almat&agrave;, dated to the second half of the eleventh century.</p>

Container with an inscription, from the archaeological site of Pla d’Almatà, dated to the second half of the eleventh century.

Earthenware container, whose mouth presents four semicircular openings: at the bottom there is an Arabic inscription “al-badr”, meaning “the seed”. The piece was fired in the Pla d’Almatà ovens during the second half of the eleventh century. A present-day equivalent, a recipient with similar features, is still used in some rural areas of North Africa to bake a kind of bread.

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