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Authepsa (hot-water heater)

<i>Authepsa</i> (hot-water heater)

Authepsa (hot-water heater)

Bronze

H: 38; W: 33 cm

Gift of Sam Merrin, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

98.23.3

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Authepsae were usually used to heat up water meant for diluting wine. This highly decorated example, however, seems to have been used for heating the wine directly.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Dayagi-Mendels, Michal, "Drink and Be Merry", Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1999

Exhibitions:

Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 03/06/1999 - 01/01/2000