Exaleiptron - A cosmetics holder.
Aryballos - Used to store perfume or oil.
Oinochoe - A wine jug.
Olpe - Liquid pourer.
Pyxis - A woman’s trinket box.
Alabastron - Used to store perfume or massage oil.
Askos - Mainly used for storing oil and refilling oil lamps.
Lekythos - Used for storing oil, mainly olive oil.
Hydria - A water carrier.
Kalpis - A water carrier.
Amphora - Used to store dry goods such as grain and liquids, mostly wine. Most amphora used for transportation have a pointed base.
Pelike - Stored oil and wine.
Loutrophorous - Water carrier used to bathe the bride before her wedding. It was also employed during funerary rites.
This could be my favourite Greek drinking vessel ever!
Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head
c. 460 BC
This drinking cup could not have been set down without its contents spilling. It is fashioned after the head of a bridled donkey with a white muzzle, teeth, and ears. Like the naked satyr chasing a fleeing maenad on the vessel’s neck, the donkey belongs to the retinue of the wine god Dionysos. Douris, one of the great Athenian vase painters of first half of the fifth century B.C., decorated this amusing cup.
Source: The Art Institute of Chicago
In the morning, I’m making WAFFLES
This cup has a built-in drinking game: it can’t be put down until empty.
Jamiroquai - Runaway!!!!
Como eu queria dançar assim….
I wis I could dance like this….
Ancient Greek black-figure ceramic showing scenes from the Trojan War. Attributed to Detroit Painter, Column krater, between circa 590 and circa 570 BC.
Upper frieze: the marriage of Helen and Paris; sirens under the handles facing toward the front of the vessel. Lower frieze with animals: goats and panthers. Sphinxes are painted on the flat surface of the handles.
Relief of Ur-Nanshe, First King of Lagash
“This is a votive relief of Ur-Nanshe, the first known king of Lagash. According to an ancient literary text called the “Sumerian King List,” Ur-Nanshe was the first ruler in Lagash to call himself lugal ‘king’ rather than ensi. He is depicted twice on the relief: on the top register he carries a bowl of bricks on his head, one of the earliest examples of a typical portrayal of the ruler as participating in temple building. On the bottom register he is shown seated presiding over a ceremony inaugurating the temple that has just been built. In both depictions, Ur-Nanshe is bald with no headgear and wears a tufted woolen skirt, and is flanked by family members and functionaries.”
Ancient Mayan stucco head, Classic Period (300-900), originates from the Usumacinta region.
Courtesy & currently located at the Musées Royaux d’art et d’Histoire, Brussels, Belgium. Photo taken by Michel wal.
Atheist Sees Image of Big Bang in Piece of Toast
(ACPA-London) Excitement is growing in the Northern England town of Huddersfield following news that local atheist Donald Chapman saw an image of the Big-Bang in a piece of toast. In an exclusive interview with “The Huddersfield Express” Chapman, 36, explained that he was sitting down to eat breakfast when an unusual toast pattern caught his eye.
“I was just about to spread the butter when I noticed a small hole in the middle of the bread surrounded by a burnt black ring,” said Chapman. “Then I saw the direction and splatter patterns of the crumbs - they were flowing outward from the center of a black hole, changing shades as their distance from the center grew. A perfect match to the chaotic-dynamic non-linear patterns that followed the Big-Bang. It’s the beginning of the world - right there in my breakfast!”
Ever since news of the discovery made national headlines, local hoteliers have been overwhelmed by an influx of atheists from all over the country who have flocked to Huddersfield to catch a glimpse of the scientific relic. “I have always been an Atheist and to see my unbelief validated on a piece of toast is truly astounding,” exclaimed one guest at the Huddersfield Arms hotel.
To the surprise of many, the UK Atheist Association has asked its members to ignore the story despite its potential to inspire less faith. “Given what the religious believe already, this is an easy sell,” complained one disgruntled activist who said he was going to Huddlesfield anyway noting that “Seeing is not believing.”