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Loutrophoros (Shape, Concept)

Canonical URI: http://kerameikos.org/id/loutrophoros


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Loutrophoros (en), Loutrophoros (de), loutrophore (fr), Loutrophoros (it), λουτροφόρος (el)Additional labels
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Loutrophoroi (en)


The loutrophoros, meaning ‘carrying to the bath,’ was a vessel used for ritual cleaning. It is a tall version of the neck-amphora with two very long vertical handles. A slightly different version imitates the hydria with two horizontal and one vertical handle (‘loutrophoros-hydria’).
Die Loutrophoros bedeutet 'zum Bad tragen' und war ein Gefäß für rituelles Waschen. Sie ist eine Variante der Halsamphore mit zwei sehr langen vertikalen Henkeln. Eine leicht veränderte Variante imitiert die Hydria mit zwei horizontalen und einem vertikalen Henkel ('Loutrophoros-Hydria').
Η ονομασία "λουτροφόρος", που προέρχεται από τις λέξεις λουτρὸν και φέρω, αποδίδεται σε ένα αγγείο τελετουργικού καθαρμού. Είναι μια επιμήκης εκδοχή του αμφορέα με λαιμό, με δυό κάθετες λαβές. Μια ελαφρώς διαφορετική εκδοχή μιμείται την υδρία με δύο κάθετες και μια οριζόντια λαβή ("λουτροφόρος-υδρία").

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