Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

This oinochoe in a production of black varnish pottery from the workshops of the city of Teano in northern Campania, and is an imitation of metallic productions, much more expensive.

This imitations of black varnish have their origin in the workshops of the Etruscan area since the end of S IV a.C.

This type of containers are identified as objects destined to ritual activities related to the cult of the deities. In this case, the container has been located, as an offering and together with other materials, next to the Torre Alba sanctuary of Castulo, allowing to determine its functionality within the cult activities.

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  • Title: Oinochoe
  • Date Created: -300/-200
  • Physical Location: Archaeological Museum of Linares
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 9,2 cm Length: 5 cm, Weight: 90,02 gr
  • Provenance: Alba Tower sanctuary, Cástulo.
  • Medium: Pottery