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Askos with Lid
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Askos with Lid


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Description This rather squat askos has a segmented body and a bottom that is flat with limited molding on the edge. A high looping handle is placed at a right angle to the tapering spout. A small circular lid with a small knob handle covers the central opening. A vessel of this shape would have been used to pour a liquid slowly, perhaps something like perfumed oil, or as a "feeder" vessel, which was used to feed infants, small children, or the infirm, or to dispense medicine.
Provenance E. Zoumpoulakis, Athens, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York and Paris, 1925, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P1465]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
1st half 4th century BCE (Classical)
Medium
terracotta, mold made; black glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.267
Measurements
Bowl H: 1 1/2 × W: 3 in. (3.81 × 7.62 cm); Lid W: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
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