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Classical Salt Cellar

ca. 430 BCE

1 3/16 in. x 2 1/8 in. x 3/16 in. (3.09 cm x 5.46 cm x 0.46 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.2736
Geography: Europe, Greece, Crete, Knossós (Knossos)
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Sherds
Collection: Agnes Newhall Stillwell Collection

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  • Classical - Refers to an ancient Greek style and period that begins around 480 BCE, when the Greek city-states defeated the Persian invaders, and ends around 323 BCE, with the death of Alexander the Great. It is characterized by the rebuilding of cities after the Persian wars, the flourishing of philosophy, drama, architecture, sculpture, painting, and the other arts. In the visual arts, it is known for the mastery of the human form and sophistication of architectural design.
  • saltcellars - Small, low, open vessels used to hold salt at the table; made in a variety of forms and may have a flat base or rest on legs or a stemmed foot. For tall vessels used to hold salt, use "standing salts."
  • sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.

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