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30 Mart 2015 Pazartesi

WHAT IS THE ASKOS ?

ASKOS: an assymetrical vessel, often squat and duck-shaped, with an offcenter mouth, convex top, and single arching handle. It was originally shaped like a leather bottle (uter) for holding water, oil, or wine. Some examples have two mouths, one for filling and one for emptying, and others are quite unbalanced and have strange mouths. It later assumed the form of an earthenware pitcher. Askos were popular in the Aegean from the Early Helladic to the Classical period. From the Greek for “bag.”

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