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Pouring wine from a barrel in a Roman marble found in Spain


This Roman marble plaque show Sentia Amarantis removing a stopper from a barrel of wine in order to fill up a jug.  The plaque itself is a fragment thus the epigraph is incomplete.  Still, the details are fantastic.  The barrel itself rests on two horizontal beams each held up by a pair of straight legs.  The barrel is bound by three sets of hoops, made of two courses at the ends and three in the middle.  The heads are clearly recessed.  Sentia Amarantis appears to be pulling a stopper out of the head in order to fill the wine.  There is no clue as to what wine might be in the barrel but the facial expression is rather indifferent.  Do you know of other Roman marbles like this one?

Estela de SENTIA AMARANTIS - Lápida. 176-300. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. [1]

Estela de SENTIA AMARANTIS – Lápida. 176-300. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. [1]


[1] Estela de SENTIA AMARANTIS – Lápida. 176-300. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. URL:  http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Viewer?accion=4&AMuseo=MNAR&Museo=&Ninv=CE00676

  1. September 18, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Here is another roman fresco of a roman slave pouring wine.
    http://www.romanreligion.org/content/tag/flamen-dialis/
    I would have loved to taste the wine back then.

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