1986.008.0891 Olive Jar
1986.008.0891 Olive Jar

Olive Jar

Physical Object

Nuestra Señora de Atocha (1622)
circa 1620
A medium sized earthernware olive jar from the wreck of the 1622 galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha. This jar is 32 centimeters tall and has a diameter of 25 centimeters. It is thought that botijas of this size were generally used to carry olive oil. This jar is heavily encrusted with calcareous marine growth - evidence of the centuries it spent underwater.