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A type of pottery cup made in Greek-speaking areas and in Etruria between the 8th and the 1st centuries BC, with a deep bowl, a foot, and characteristic pair of high vertical handles.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983
In Greek antiquity, a large, two-handled drinking cup. This type of pottery cup was made in Greekspeaking areas and in Etruria between the 8th and the 1st centuries Be and had a deep bowl, a foot, and a pair of high vertical handles. It was often consecrated to personifications of Bacchus. Early examples are often stemmed. In the 4th and 3rd centuries Be, it became one of the most popular types of drinking vessel in the Greek world.
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology, Barbara Ann Kipfer, 2000