Click to enlargeShipwrecked carriers of Wine ~ 8th Century B.C.

10.25" x 3"

Says, "Amphora sediment from Mediterranean seafloor, 8th Century B.C., shipwrecked carriers of wine, Tanit or Elissa, off Ashkelon." Matte and shiny green are glazes assembled from refined materials. Sediment is applied thickly interior and thinkly exterior. Seaglass center. 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.