The Middle Ages
     Date:2017-02-15

Jug

Roma

End of the 10th – first half of the 11th century

Glazed terracotta

cm 24.5 x 18.5 x 14

The jug represents the typical Roman High-Middle Ages production. This kind of ceramics for the kitchen, specifically made for the local market, were popular between the 9th and the 12th century and were characterized by a surface covered with a spread glaze, that sometime was painted or decorated with engravings, depending on the time of production. The dating is due its particular shape: a bi-conical body, with a long neck joined to the spout through a pierced part.