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'Arula'
Room 2



Archaeology

Anonymous

'Arula'

Place of execution unknown
Iberian, 125 BC - 90 BC
Gypsum
11.2 x 11.2 x 10 cm
From El Camp de les Lloses, Tona (Osona)
MEV 24398

The portable domestic 'arula' (small altar) is anepigraphic and presents in the 'focus' traces of fire, perhaps due to perfumes or incense having been burnt there. It was unearthed inside a dwelling and in a stratigraphic context, along with the black-varnished plate imported from Italy (MEV 24397) and a set of pottery, which has been interpreted as being for religious offerings and libations of a domestic nature, as these small altars were used for private worship in Romanized areas. Altars similar to this one have been recorded in Tarragona. The late-republican establishment of El Camp de les Lloses is related to the intensification of the process of Romanization in Catalonia and especially to the construction of highway infrastructures that joined the interior to the coast of Catalonia.


Room 2
Floor -1
1 History of the Museum
2 Archaelogy
3 Lapidary