Ancient Roman Jar Riddled with Mystery

My opinion? It's not unique, and I have similar old French vessels at home ... which were used for soft cheese, separating the curd and the whey ...


Updated - well, I clearly had food on my mind, just the wrong kind of food ... via David Meadows' explanation / update it's clear that it was for catching fish as seen in this Tunisian mosaic in Sousse:

David seems to believe it was for catching octopus, but in other mosaics they were speared ... so many squid or small fish?

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it a bit high for the curds and whey? Mine from peasant France are flat-topped bowls....


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