Round dish, two-handled
5th century B.C.
W = 21 cm (8 1/4 inches), H = 6 cm (2 3/8 inches) Legacy dimension: 0.06 H. 0.108 D.
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Plain Ware
This miniature dish is similar in shape to the lidded basins that were used for storage of smaller amounts of supplies. These could have been used to carry dry or moist items within and could have been used to help bring food to the table. This type of dish also resembles a more simplistic version of a lekanides (low bowls with two horizontal handles and a broad low foot).
Inside roughly painted brown. Outside undecorated.
Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield