East Greek painted pottery exaleiptron vesselG125
A pottery exaleiptron (also known as a kothon) vessel with a single strap handle and painted ray and band decoration. Vases such as this are thought to have been filled with hot water and used as warmers for other vessels.
East Greek, late 6th to 5th Century BC
5.8 x 12 cms excluding handle
Intact apart from minor chipping and accretions
Ex. collection: Rene Kauffmann, Les Ageux, France; acquired at auction in the US, 2006. Remnants of a c. 1970’s label under the base