Olla (vessel)

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Olla from the Pantalica I phase

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.

From the Middle Ages to the early modern period, olla was used to designate the pot or port, cooking port or cooking pot .


Individual evidence

  1. Lily Ross Taylor : The Mother of the Lares. In: American Journal of Archeology. Vol. 29, 1925, ISSN  0002-9114 , pp. 299-313.
  2. Petrus Dasypodius : Dictionarium latinogermanicum et vice versa germanolatinicum ... , Theodosius Rihel, 5th edition Strasbourg 1569, Gg VII.