Ca n’Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum

Mortar

Mortar found at the Ca n'Oliver site. Ca n’Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum.

 

Mortar found at the Ca n'Oliver site. Ca n’Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum.

 

Ceramic forms often denote different aspects of everyday life, such as food preparation. This mortar or grater is a piece intended for food processing. The bottom has a set of stones that were embedded in the piece before firing, and formed the surface on which the food was ground or grated. Although apparently inspired by Mediterranean models, it was shaped by local potters.

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