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petasus

hat; emblem of ancient travelers and hunters. [Gk. Art: Hall, 145]
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A broad-brimmed petasos tops a figure in the same manner as the shoulder of a lekythos tops that vessel, and it lines up neatly with the carinated shoulder of the lekythos (Fig.
The leaves can reach a diameter of 3 feet and were said to resemble the large felt hat (Greek petasos) worn by shepherds.
But these are small numbers for readers who wear the petasos, the traveler's hat.