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The Byzantine fortress

Clay strainer

The shape and use of this characteristic food preparation vessel have remained unchanged from antiquity to our day. This wheel-made, slipped strainer is partially preserved. It has a hemispherical body covered with irregular holes, which were pierced while the clay was still wet, and a wide slanted rim decorated with an engraved wavy line. Byzantine strainers are rarely found in excavations and are seldom complete, which makes it difficult to establish a typology for them.

Exhibit Features
Date: Middle Byzantine period, 10th - 12th century AC
Place of discovery: Thessaloniki
Dimensions: height: 0,11 m, diameter: 0,27 m
Material: Clay
Inventory number: ΒΚ 2753
Copyright: Hellenic Ministry of Culture
  Suggestive Bibliography
Παπανικόλα-Μπακιρτζή Δ. (επιμ.), Ώρες Βυζαντίου: έργα και ημέρες στο Βυζάντιο. Καθημερινή ζωή στο Βυζάντιο: κατάλογος έκθεσης: Θεσσαλονίκη, Λευκός Πύργος, Οκτώβριος 2001- Ιανουάριος 2002, Αθήνα, 2002, 349