Click to enlargeShipwrecked Carriers of Wine

10.5" x 3"

Says, "Mediterranaean shipwreck Tanit or Elissa .... amphorae carried wine 8th century B.C." Sediment is applied thickly interior and thinkly exterior. The glaze has some bumps and gassey pinholes -- no surprise for an unrefined material such as this. And who knows what fragments are suspended in the sediment? Maybe yeast still alive from that wine, thinks Patricia Gadsby, a molecular gastronomist. Green matte and shiny glazes assembled from refined materials.