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AN ANCIENT GREEK LEBES GAMIKOS

AN ANCIENT GREEK LEBES GAMIKOS


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Twin handled vessel with round body and circular base. Pointed circular lid on top. Remains of painted decoration on lid and on body. 6th Century B.C. 5 1/2 inches high including lid. One handle repaired. From an old American collection. The lebes gamikos was a wedding bowl, thought to be standing at the bride's door and may have been used in a purification ceremony.