An olla is an ancient Greek , handleless cookware in a ball-like shape, which was mostly made of clay and metal . It was placed on a tripod stand for cooking. In addition, the olla was also used for pickling fruit, fish and for making sour milk. Other subsets were used in these cases. In later times, ollai were also made from glass . The Romans used a special form of the ola , the ole ossuaria , to receive the ashes of the deceased. In addition, the Olla found special ritual use in the Roman religion , for example with the Arval Brothers , the priests of Dea Dia , who came upon the earth as a meal for the Mater Lares with pulse- filled Ollae.
- Walter Hatto Gross : Olla . In: Little Pauly . Volume 4: Nasidius - Scaurus. Druckmüller, Stuttgart 1972, Sp. 277.