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Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set
Akrotiri Brazier Set

Akrotiri Brazier Set

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 Details

Based on a find from the ancient Greek settlement of Akrotiri, archaeologists found this pair of braziers amongst the ashes of a volcanic eruption that destroyed the town in 1500 BCE. Like Pompeii, the blast was so great that it destroyed the settlement, and also, like Pompeii, it preserved a great deal of archaeological evidence in the process.  

Positioned on a good trading route between Europe and the Middle East, Akrotiri had once been a prosperous and bustling urban centre. Where it is likely, vendors touted their freshly cooked street food to passing merchants and locals. Street traders would have cooked some of this food on portable kebab braziers like this replica. The original of which was discovered amongst the remains of this prehistoric Minoan port town.  

Materials

Grogged terracotta

Dimensions

Approx. 175 mm tall base to bull horns,130 mm base to ridged top, 300mm length 

Production

As with all our Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the ancient makers would have used. As each one varies, you may not receive the vessels in the image, but you can be sure that they will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process. 


Health and Safety

These are Museum Quality Replicas produced using the tools and techniques that ancient potters would have used during this era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, it will absorb some of the flavours during the cooking process or when used as food storage, which does add to the taste of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this replica does not meet modern Health and Safety standards, and therefore, we do not advise that you use it for cooking or storing foodstuffs. When ancient cooks used these, they relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that the heat killed all bacteria. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease-causing bacteria, and temperatures of 100°C would do even more. 


If you choose to use your brazier for experimental archaeological purposes, then ensure you follow advice from your local fire services. You can find UK fire service information here

Postage

All items are sent using a second class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact me for a quote. Many Thanks