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Black-glazed askos (baby-feeder)

Black-glazed <i>askos</i> (baby-feeder)

Black-glazed askos (baby-feeder)

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

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

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.

Exhibitions:

Food in Art: A Matter of Taste, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/12/2002 - 09/03/2004