Buen Jesús (1622)
An olive jar from the wreck of the 1622 ship Buen Jesus. Buen Jesus was a 120-ton “patache” swamped in the deep waters of the Florida Straits in the same hurricane that claimed the galleons Atocha and Santa Margarita. The site was partially excavated by Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology in 1990-91, and a portion of the Buen Jesus artifact assemblage is now in the MFMM collection. The bulbous earthenware amphora, likely used to carry wine, is 56 cm tall x 30 cm wide.