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Ca n’Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum

Kalathos

<p>Kalathos, a characteristic piece from the Iberian world</p>

Kalathos, a characteristic piece from the Iberian world

This is the most characteristic recipient from the Iberian period. We can easily recognise this object by virtue of its unique top hat-like shape, which makes it unmistakable. The painted treatment of the surface combines geometric and natural patterns. The decoration which includes people and animals is more common in areas further south. Its use has often been linked to the preservation of fruit in honey or in the form of jam.

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