Ewer from the Esquiline Treasure

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 October 2016

This vessel was used for serving drinks at high status dinners. Typically, item like this was inscribed with good wishes for their users. The inscription around the body of the ewer reads "Pelegrina use [this] to good fortune" in Latin. Part of the Esquiline Treasure, which was discovered in the year 1793 CE, at the foot of the Esquiline Hill, Rome, Italy. 300s CE. From Rome. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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