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Guttus, Greek ceramic (Apulian), 5th century BC

Guttus, Greek ceramic (Apulian), 5th century BC

Trade across the Mediterranean brought luxury products, such as this guttus, a cruet to hold oil or perfume decorated with a Medusa head. It must have been made in the Greek colonies in southern Italy in around the 5th century BC.

It was found in the excavations of the Roman village in Boades (Castellgalí, Bages), which were carried out until 1936 by the Excursion Centre of Montserrat with the support of the Archaeology Museum of Barcelona.

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