encadrelado bowl

Encadrelado Bowl

CODE: Encad_bowl

Price: $90.00

In stock

Sargadelos Encadrelado Bowl is pure white with a blue decoration. The Encadrelado pattern is inspired by the interlace decorations carved in stone in the Castro culture.

Castro culture (Galician: cultura castrexa) is the archaeological term for the material culture of the north-western regions of the Iberian Peninsula (present-day northern Portugal together with Galicia, Asturias, Castile and León, Cantabria and Basque Country) from the end of the Bronze Age (c. 9th century BC) until it was subsumed by Roman culture (c. 1st century BC). It is the culture associated with the Celtiberians, closely associated to the western Hallstatt horizon of Central Europe.

The most notable characteristics of this culture are: its walled oppida and hill forts, known locally as castros, from Latin castrum "castle", and the scarcity of visible burial practices, in spite of the frequent depositions of prestige items and goods, swords and other metallic riches in rocky outcrops, rivers and other aquatic contexts since the Atlantic Bronze Age. This cultural area extended east to the Cares river and south into the lower Douro river valley.

The area of Ave Valley was the core region of this culture, with a large number of small Castro settlements, but also including larger oppida, the cividades (from Latin civitas, city), some known as citânias by archaeologists, due to their city-like structure: Cividade de Bagunte (Civitas Bogonti), Cividade de Terroso (Civitas Terroso), Citânia de Briteiros, and Citânia de Sanfins.

The circumference is 25cm and depth is 10cm. The bowl may be used for salad or fruit. Alternately it is a lovely decoration on the table.