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SUBJECT pelikai
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300198883
NOTES Ancient Greek pear-shaped storage vessels with a broad mouth forming a continuous curve with the body; introduced into Attic black-figure pottery at the end of the 6th century BCE, though painted primarily in the red-figure technique. They were principally used for storage of liquids although they were suitable for other commodities. From ca. 450 BCE pelikai were also used as a container for the ashes of the dead. The shape is related to that of amphora type C.
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