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Vessel, krater
Date Made/Found: 750-475 BC
Material and Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Height 120mm; body diameter 105mm; width with handles 125mm
Place Object Found: Cyprus
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1961.11
This ceramic vessel is a miniature krater. Kraters were used for diluting wine with water. It was collected in Cyprus by Reverend Roosmalin in the 1800s. This is one of a few items in the collection that are “reputed to be from the Temple of Theodos”.

None of the objects in Sheffield’s Cypriot collection have known findspots. They are mostly listed as “from the ancient tombs at Cyprus”. However, one of the main contributors to the collection, Reverend De Baere, was chaplain at Limassol on the south coast. Many of the objects may be from the nearby ancient cities of Kourion or Amathus. Limassol itself was an important centre in the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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