Krater

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Krater

 

a vessel made out of metal or clay that was used in ancient Greece and Rome for mixing wine with water. It has a wide neck, a large body, two handles, and a base. Clay kraters from the ninth through the fifth century B.C. were decorated with paintings; metal kraters from this period were decorated with reliefs. There are also marble kraters, embellished with reliefs.

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