Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Black-glazed askos (baby-feeder)
Greece
Hellenistic Period, 4th century BCE
Pottery
H: 9.1 cm
Gift of Rachel Adler and Anne Rogin, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 90.69.125
 
 
The askos, used to pour small quantities of liquids, such as oil or milk, is recognizable by its flat shape and spout at one or both ends, which could also be used as a handle. They mainly served as baby-feeders or for refilling oil lamps.


Exhibition:
Food in Art: A Matter of Taste, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Ruth Youth Wing, 10/12/2002 - 09/03/2004

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir