Ancient Storage & Mixing Vessels

Dating back at least as far as the Neolithic Period, ‘amphorae’ and ‘krateres’ were the most popular vessels for storing dry and liquid products, as well as for mixing water with wine in antiquity. The Greeks and Romans used to mix their wine with water, in order to disinfect the often stagnant water and to prevent inebriation. This type of vessel could have been decorated in both red- and black-figure technique, and often depicted scenes from Greek mythology, reflecting moral and social obligations in turn.

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