Round dish, two-handled

Greek
Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Dimensions

W = 21 cm (8 1/4 inches), H = 6 cm (2 3/8 inches) Legacy dimension: 0.06 H. 0.108 D.

Accession Number

81.140

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Plain Ware

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield