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Small olla (olletta) with an approximatively biconical shape with a slightly everted, thin rim and a prominently everted, tongue-shaped handle. Flat bottom. Refined, thin-walled ceramics.

The artefact presents an heterogeneous epilithic fouling, in which there are numerous specimens of Polychaeta Serpilidae characterised by large and dense calcareous tubes, especially on an external surface and inside the lip. The rest of the surface is heterogeneously covered with other smaller Polychaeta, colonies of Bryozoans, brachiopod shells and remains of bivalve fouling sessile molluscs. There are also tubular pink structures adherent to the substrate, sometimes forming a kind of a net. The presence of Brachiopods indicates that the artefact was in a poorly lit environment, i.e. in deep waters or protected by other structures.

MUSAS Ref. No.EGN9Inv. No.RCE 2257Dimensionsmouth diam. 9 cm; bottom diam 7.5; h. 11.5; rim thickness 0,2MaterialsBrown terracottaLocationNational Archaeological Museum of Egnatia “Giuseppe Andreassi”. Depot 3, MuseumOriginSea in front of Monopoli. Accidental discovery while fishing, 06/26/2000 (G. Spinosa)DatingUncertainShare