Volute Krater with Drinking Game Scene

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 November 2015
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A krater is a form of Greek pottery. It is a large vessel used for mixing wine and water. Kraters were mainly used at a drinking party (symposium); they were placed at the center of the room. Volute kraters have 2 unique volute-shaped handles with decorative discs. On this vessel, Dionysos and his attendants play a party game called kottabos; the player utters the name of his/her beloved while tossing wine dregs at targets. From Apulia, southern Italy, circa 330 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 22). Volute Krater with Drinking Game Scene. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4197/volute-krater-with-drinking-game-scene/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Volute Krater with Drinking Game Scene." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 22, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4197/volute-krater-with-drinking-game-scene/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Volute Krater with Drinking Game Scene." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Nov 2015. Web. 26 Jul 2021.