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Greek black glazed askos
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Greek black glazed askos

CHF 1.290,-
$ 1.457£ 1.150€ 1.343
Fired earthenware
Greek, South Italy, 4th century BC
H. 10cm; W. 9cm

An askos (a Greek word) is a bulbous vessel usually in form of a duck. On its back it has a narrow spout attached to a handle. The name was askos was given due to its resemblance to a wineskin. They were used to store various liquids for domestic, religious and ceremonial purposes.

Condition: Intact
Provenance: Private collection C. R., Ticino, before 1970


Item reference: CL0299