Terracotta vase with strainer, spout, and three handles
- late 8th–early 7th century B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1960
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While the shapes of most vases correspond to an established typology, this unusual piece was probably produced for a specific purpose. The strainer at the top permitted the solid portion of a mixture to be separated from the liquid portion, which could then be poured through the spout. The bail handle at the top allowed the vase to be suspended; the two handles at the sides facilitated lifting and pouring.