La cottura sub testu ai tempi dei romani: testa e clibani dalla Valle del Tevere. Il caso di Spoletino (Civitella d’Agliano - VT)

Authors

  • Mara Elefante

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32028/9781803275017-8

Keywords:

Testa, clibani, cooking ware, baking pot, imperial pottery

Abstract

Testa and clibani are the most common types of ceramic vessels used for baking during the Roman period, especially in
Italy. They are a symbol of the kitchen and, at the same time, of rural pottery production, since they were produced mainly
locally. The Roman cistern of Spoletino (Civitella d’Agliano-VT), filled in two different moments (mid-1st century AD and
early 4th century AD) with a large amount of Roman pottery and other finds probably from a nearby villa, has brought to
light a picture of daily life, especially for the aspects concerning the kitchen. Different testa and clibani were found, and
they can help to define a precise chronology for these forms in the Tiber Valley area, but also more generally because of
the substantial standardization. United with the production and the use study, the chronology provides a good picture of an
aspect not always well explored that is baking in different moments of a Roman villa.

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01/07/2023

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Elefante, M. (2023). La cottura sub testu ai tempi dei romani: testa e clibani dalla Valle del Tevere. Il caso di Spoletino (Civitella d’Agliano - VT). Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum Acta, 47, 75–83. https://doi.org/10.32028/9781803275017-8

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