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Container with an inscription

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

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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