Roman pottery garum amphoraR39
A cream slip coated pottery amphora with twin handles and a pointed base. This type of vessel was used to store and transport garum.
Garum was a very popular cooking sauce and garnish manufactured using putrified fish. Centres of garum production were often sited at a considerable distance from settlements due to the unavoidable stench.
Roman, North African colonies, 3rd or 4th Century AD
18.3 x 12.5 cms
Intact apart from minor chipping
Ex. private collection, Paris, France; inherited and formerly acquired in North Africa during the early to mid 20th Century.