DENIA’S Archaeological Museum will have another five amphorae on display following another donation by local Jose Piera Puchol, better known as Pepe El Pegoli.
The pieces are dated between the fifth century BC and the second AD and include one of particular interest, Archaeology Museum director Josep Antoni Gisbert has explained. The ceramic container, of the Mañá-Pascual A4 type, is of Phoenician design and was probably made in southern Spain or northern Morocco and used to transport wine. Gisbert classed it as “exceptional and rare” and explained that the most recent similar find was made in the 1960s near Ibiza.
Local mayor Vicent Grimalt attended the presentation of the pieces and thanked El Pegoli for his generosity, while the collector explained that there is no better place for his treasures than his local museum, where they will be on display for the public to enjoy.
This second donation comes just weeks after El Pegoli handed over another five pieces to the museum: four ceramic containers used in the 16th century to carry food and drink and a white neoclassical Carrara marble sculpture of Italian or French design from between 1790 and 1820.