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Urn Origins




Here are the six most common urn shapes used by the ancient Greeks.  Traces of elements from these can be found on our urn pitchers, vases, bowls and goblets of today.
AMPHORA - (am-FOR-UH)  Used to store oil or wine.  Has an oval body tapering to a point, two handles, and a narrow mouth.
HYDRIA - (HI-DREE-UH) A squat jar with two horizontal handles below a short neck and one handle from lip to body.
KRATER (KRAY-TER)  A bowl used to mix wine and water.  Has a wide neck and body with two handles.
KYLIX (KI-licks) Shallow bowl with two handles sometimes used as a goblet by bride and groom.


LEKYTHOS (LECK-UH-thos)
  Smaller and intended for perfumes and cosmetics.   Has a long, narrow neck, flanged mouth, oval body and one handle.



OINOCHOE (OH-EE-NOAK-oh-ee)
Used as a pitcher.  Typically has one curved handle extending from the body to the lip of the urn.


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