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Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Girona

Calathus

Calathus, painted Iberian ceramics, Mas Castellar (Pontós, Alt Empordà), Iberian era, 200-175 BC

Calathus, painted Iberian ceramics, Mas Castellar (Pontós, Alt Empordà), Iberian era, 200-175 BC

Fragment of the rim and handle of a calathus decorated with applied reliefs. The decoration features two personages. One of them, Triptolemus, is shown seated on a winged chariot pulled by snakes. Triptolemus is a mythological character to whom the goddess Demeter gave a chariot and sheaves of wheat in order to spread agriculture. The head that appears beneath the handle has a number of readings, one of which associates it with the goddess Demeter.

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