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SPANISH STORAGE JAR - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
SPANISH STORAGE JAR
Category:
UNGLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1500-1800
Defining Attributes:
Paste is coarse with incomplete compaction and medium sand temper. It ranges in color from light to dark terra-cotta. Well-fired examples are buff-colored.

Exterior surfaces are poorly smoothed and unglazed. A “freckled” appearance created by the mineral temper, and a white firing effluvium may be present on the surface.

Vessel walls are heavy (usually greater than 10 mm in thickness) and forms are utilitarian.

Vessel Forms:
BACIN
STORAGE JAR
Comments:
"Spanish Storage Jar" serves as a catch-all category to describe utilitarian coarse earthenware vessels with Olive Jar paste, but in forms that are distinct from Olive Jars (such as straight sides, flat bases, wide mouths, etcetera).
Published Definitions:
Deagan 1976; Deagan 1987