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Epichysis

  • 'Epichysis'. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    'Epichysis'. Cerralbo Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Ceramics

Date

400-301 (4th century B.C.)

Original title

Epíquisis
Cerralbo Museum
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Closed Greek vessel, probably used in ritual offerings to the gods.

This kind of vessel was presumably used for libations. Libations were offerings from the ancient Greeks to their gods which involved pouring liquid on the ground or the altar.

Details of the work

Origin
Italo-Greek (southern Italy)

Object
Glass

Dimensions
Height: 13.9 cm; Diameter of base: 6.2 cm; Diameter at mouth: 10.6 cm.; Maximum width: 16.5 cm

Technique
Mixed baked, red figure technique, turned and varnished

Material
Pigment (diluted), white pigment, old varnish and clay

  

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