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Chian Omphalos Phiale (Libation Vessel) Fragment

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Chian Omphalos Phiale (Libation Vessel) Fragment

6th century BCE

2 3/16 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 15/16 in. (5.5 cm x 3.2 cm x 2.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.850
Geography: Europe, Greece, Chíos Chíos (Chíos)
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Phiale
Culture/Nationality: Chian/East Greek
Findspot: Possibly Naukratis

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  • adaptive reuse - The conversion of outmoded or unused things, often things having historic value, to new uses or application in new contexts. Examples include reuse of buildings, objects, software, etc.
  • Chian - Refers to a Greek pottery style that developed in the seventh century BCE on the island of Chios, and was known in other areas, including at the Greek colony in Naukratis, Egypt. It is characterized by an unusually white slip and a painting technique that differs from the contemporary Wild Goat Style in that animals and figures are not filled with pattern, but are more often left in reserve.
  • East Greek
  • game pieces - The objects, usually small and of hard durable materials, manipulated directly by participants during the play of card, table, and board games.
  • phialae - Ancient Greek containers in the form of a shallow bowl without handles, often with a base whose center is pushed up into the body. It is used for drinking or pouring libations of wine or olive oil in ancient Greek ritual; the libations were poured over an altar to honor the gods or a burial site to satisfy the souls of the deceased. For similar ancient Roman containers, use "paterae (containers)."
  • repairing - Restoring to a whole by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken, or otherwise restoring to sound condition.
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
  • vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.

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