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Iberian pot

Ceramic pot dating from the 3rd century BC from the south east of the Iberian Peninsula

Ceramic pot dating from the 3rd century BC from the south east of the Iberian Peninsula

This is a common type of vessel which imitates an original Greek model. It is nearly always painted and found in a great variety of sizes and decorations.

It has a cylindrical body, with a flat side at the top and two plaited handles attached to the sides. It is painted in a burgundy colour distributed in two bands with plant motifs separated by lines of different thickness. The top features a ‘dog’s–tooth’ pattern.

It may have served a practical purpose - for storage or transport - or been used as a ceremonial vessel.

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