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Roman pottery garum amphora

R39

£280.00

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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.

Culture:
Roman, North African colonies, 3rd or 4th Century AD

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Size:
18.3 x 12.5 cms

Condition:
Intact apart from minor chipping

Provenance:
Ex. private collection, Paris, France; inherited and formerly acquired in North Africa during the early to mid 20th Century.

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