Askos

Description
In ancient Greece this sort of vessel stored oil and was used to fill oil lamps. This one is decorated with olive branches.
Accession Loan No.
40/1922/6
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
askos
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
oil jug; askos
Dimensions
whole W 115 mm; whole height 105 mm; whole depth 75 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Date
-400
Production Town
Athens?
Production County
Attika?
Production Country
Greece?
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
storage/ pouring
Function Detail
oil
Collector / Excavator
Harrison-Fawcett, R., Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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