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Pithos (Shape, Concept)

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


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Pithos (en), pithos (fr), Pithos (it), Pithos (de), πίθος (el)Additional labels
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Pithoi (en)


Pithoi were large, heavy-duty storage jars (Ali Baba jars) used for grain and various other materials. They were also used for interments and were sometimes decorated with reliefs designs. Smaller versions go by the name of the pitharion (pl. pitharia).
Pithoi waren lange, massive Vorratsgefäße für Getreide, usw. Sie wurden auch für Bestattungen verwendet und sind manchmal mit Reliefdekor verziert.
Oι πίθοι είναι μεγάλου μεγέθους και χωρητικότητας αγγεία για τη φύλαξη σιτηρών και άλλων προϊόντων. Επίσης χρησιμοποιούνταν για ταφές και μερικές φορές φέρουν ανάγλυφο διάκοσμο. Μκρότερες εκδοχές καλούνταν πιθάριον (πληθ. πιθάρια).

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