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Askos of Ionian tradition pottery


Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (MAC GIR-000005)

6th/5th c. BC


18.38 x 10 x 8.82

Moulded vase with one end in the shape of a male head with beard, ears and horns, identified with the fluvial divinity of Achelous. Probably produced in the Phocaean colony of Massalia, it was used for ritual drink or libations, in the cultic or funeral sphere. It could have come from a Greek tomb of the oldest necropolis linked to Emporion. 3D Model: UAB Open Labs