Askos

Description
This is a small askos, used to store oil to fill oil lamps. This one was found at a cemetery so will have been used at a burial. The shape and colour of this vessel is intended to imitate more expensive metal vessels.
Accession Loan No.
36/1927/37
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
askos
Simple Name
lamp
Full Name
miniature lamp or lamp filler
Cultural Group
Greek
Family Group

Material
pottery; black glazed ware
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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