Cypriot Terracotta Askos in shape of a bul - 6.5×4×10.5 cm - (1)

Cypriot Terracotta Askos in shape of a bul - 6.5×4×10.5 cm - (1)
2nd millennium BC

This type of recipient has been given the name askos, as is ancient Greek this word refers to vessels made from an animal skin which was used to hold wine. The body is usual flat, although there are also bulbous prototypes with a pouring spout and a large handle. According to archaeologists, these vases were used as oil containers for filling lamps. However, the more decorated models would have lost this function and would simply have a decorative function.

Published in: Càntirs a l'antiguitat. Col•lecció Jaume Bagot. Museu del Càntir. Argentona. 2018.

Condition Report: Good condition.

Provenance: Bought at G.M. German Auction House from private collection of Professor Dr. Günther Marschall (1913 - 1997), Hamburg, Germany.



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Lot details
Number of objects
Askos in shape of a bul
6.5×4×10.5 cm
Century/ Timeframe
2nd millennium BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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