Buckets and pails were used for drawing, carrying and storing water. Fermented drinks such as mead and beer could also be stored in them. Frequently placed in tombs, buckets seem to have a double significance depending on their size. Large buckets, placed in a corner of the tomb, generally accompanied women, small buckets with bronze fittings were more likely to have been receptacles used in rituals. Some of these are finely decorated.
Large slender jars, beautifully made, with a pedestal, played a particular role in handling and serving drinks in the home. Some were elegantly decorated and painted with fantastic animal motifs.
Wine imported from Italy in amphorae was drunk in the village of Acy-Romance in the late 2nd century BC. Some tombs contain shards of amphorae.