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Feeder-filter vase

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Local (Aeolic) gray ceramic. The strainer in the foot filtered out impurities. Such small spouted vases were used for children. The combination of feeding spout and strainer is, however, apparently unique.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Pithos No. 1. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 390.

Dimensions

11.2 x 9 cm (4 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

84.145

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels