OLIVE OIL EXTRACTION

 

 

OLIVE OIL EXTRACTION

Part of an olive oil press at Vathypetro. LMIa (1600- 1550 BC).
Sketch of a trapetum-style olive oil press. This type of press consisted of a large, deep basin (mortarium) and a central shaft (miliarium), upon which two circular millstones (orbes) were secured in such a way that the olive pulp was removed from the pits without cracking the pits.
Stone trough with a spout from the palace of Phaistos. LMIII.
Large stone basin (mortarium) used in a trapetum- style olive oil press, from Gavalochori, Chania.
Millstone (orbis) used in a trapetum-style olive oil press.
Skyphos (beaker) with a scene showing the extraction of olive pulp at an olive oil press, from Therasia (6th c. BC).