Beautiful ancient Greek red figured Krater.(more information on Red figure pottery...)
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A krater is a vase used to mix wine and water. At a Greek symposium, kraters were placed in the center of the room. They were quite large, so they were not easily portable when filled. Thus, the wine-water mixture would be withdrawn from the krater with other vessels. An interesting side note to this is that the modern Greek word now used for undiluted wine, krasi, originates from this mixing of wine and water in kraters. Kraters were glazed on the interior to make the surface of the clay more suitable for holding water, and possibly for aesthetic reasons, since the interior could easily be seen.
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