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Amphora Adriatic. H 75cm. Cultivated under the sea.

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Model originally from: Adriatic coast.  Antiquity: I Century B.C.  Use: For transporting wine.  Size: 75 x 28 cm.  Weight: 6 Kg

Replica of an ancient amphora, it reproduces very faithfully the amphorae found in shipwrecks. Ceramic pieces aged under the sea for 2 years.
The amphorae acquire a natural covering of marine flora and fauna, giving them an appearance of more than 2000 years old. Each piece is unique and unrepeatable.

The iron bracket is not included. Wall bracket available on request

Amphora replica of the Dressel 6B type. Production dates from the end of the Augustan period and extends into the Hadrianic period (early 1st century BC to the middle of the 2nd century AD). The place of origin of this type of amphora is Istria (Croatia) and northern Italy. Most Dressel 6B amphorae had a seal, and amphorae from the family of Laecanius Bassus have been found stamped both by the owner with his seal in the centre and with the seal of the estate administrator (vilici) above the handle (Tituli Picti). Each stamp is an important document as it allows experts to study the amphorae in detail and for example to determine the owners of the different olive oil production centres that existed in Istria.

Production process:

1.- The models are selected and made in terracotta, after a meticulous study of the shapes and uses that were given to them in the various ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. These reproductions of ancient amphorae are faithfully hand-made by master potters.

2.- After drying and firing, the amphorae are submerged in the seabed for long periods ranging from 18 months to 2 years, depending on the case. During these years, and thanks to a plankton recirculation system, the amphorae are nourished in an accelerated way by marine life with shells, small molluscs, algae, corals and sponges.

3.- During the time that the pieces remain submerged, it will be necessary to maintain the seabed by manually moving them one by one in the various ecosystems prepared for them, so that they are enriched with life. The varied colonisation of the surface will make each piece unique and unrepeatable.

4.- After the meticulous extraction from the seabed, they are exposed and dried in the open air for a certain period of time, so that the marine life adhering to the ceramics can finish fossilising and dry. The result is a unique amphora that reproduces the passage of thousands of years at the bottom of the sea.

Certified and exclusive amphorae

As each piece is unique, they carry a numbered certification with a plaque certifying their origin and a parchment with historical information about that model of amphora.

Special packaging

For total safety and protection during transport, the amphorae are packed in Instapak® foam.


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