Poculum with clew

Ultima modifica 26 ottobre 2023

Typical container of common use used at home. 
It is a vase of modest size and wide mouth with a cylindrical body, or oval-shaped as in this case, equipped with small grips under the edge.
In this specimen the four grips are called "tubercle".
Like the other ceramic artefacts, this one is also made with technique called "colombino" which consists in rolling up long strings of clay, widening it or tightening it to give a shape to the jar. Often, in place of the cords, bands of clay were modeled which, in the same way as the cords, were rolled on themselves to give the first shape of the vase.
Once the shape is finished, the outside is smoothed until the connecting points of the cords, or bands, disappear completely leaving the entire surface smooth and uniform.

This poculum has been found in tomb nr 21 that has a conspicuous ornamental female kit including many bronze fibulas, a torques (a type of rigid necklace), necklaces, armillae and even some amber pendants. There are numerous ceramic and bronze vases, and some tools probably used for banquets.

Dating: sixth century BC (600-500 B.C.)

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