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Case 2: The Greek world 900–500 BC

Extremes of size

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Huge bowl (krater) with tall pedestal foot

Large lions with raised paw and grizzled muzzles decorate both sides of this pot. The unusual ‘egg’ shape would make it difficult to use for other types of everyday storage, and it may have been made for a funerary purpose, either to stand on top of a grave as a marker or to hold the remains of the dead.

Production place: Athens
Date: around  675–650 BC
Fired Clay
Given by Lamb, Winifred

Object Number: GR.7.1925

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