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Mixing vessel

Unknown-0600

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

This monumental amphora was used as a krater, a vessel in which wine was diluted with water. The wine mixture could be ladled out of its wide mouth and distributed among the drinking bowls of the merry-makers who were present. The amphora was made around 600 BC in the archipelago that is known today as the Cyclades. The decorations reveal Oriental influences: a ferocious lion sitting with jaws open wide, ready to pounce on its prey. Amphoras with Oriental decorations of this kind are called ‘Orientalising’ in archaeology.

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Details

  • Title: Mixing vessel
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0600
  • Location: Turkije
  • Physical Dimensions: h53 cm
  • Datering: 600 BC
  • Afmetingen: hoogte: 53 cm
  • Type: amphora
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: esrthenware

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