Askos

Description
This is an ancient Greek askos with a flat base, an off-centre neck, round lip and one handle. Vessels like this were used to store oil to fill oil lamps. This one was found at a cemetery so will have been used at a burial.
Accession Loan No.
36/1927/36
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
askos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
askos, oil pourer
Cultural Group
Greek
Family Group

Material
pottery
Collector / Excavator
Forbes, J de B, Rev
Collection Site Name
Necropolis at Marsala (Lilybaeum), Sicily
Collection Town
Marsala
Collection County
Sicily
Collection Country
Italy
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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