Fragment of lower part of pendant rim of Corinthian pottery perirrhanterion; tapering downwards and with a series of mouldings on the outside; reserved on inside, painted alternately red and black on outside, with reserved central fascia.
- Production date
- 5th century BC (probably)
Height: 4 centimetres
Thickness: 2.50 centimetres
Width: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Object owned and held by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This record is included in the British Museum database as part of the Museum’s Naukratis Project, a research collaboration that aims to virtually re-unite finds from the ancient port city of Naukratis, now distributed over 80 museums worldwide.
The perirrhanterion is a special type of louterion (water-basin) used for ritual washing in sanctuaries (Pimpl 1997; Krauskopf 2005; cf. also Ginouvès 1962, 77-103; Kurtz and Boardman 1971, 151). Excavations at Naukratis yielded a number of specimens in both stone (marble, bearing votive inscriptions to Apollo) and in ceramic, the latter of Corinthian manufacture. Corinth was a major producer of ceramic basins throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and its products were widely exported (Iozzo 1987, 1985 ).
Ginouvès, R. 1962, Balaneutikè : recherches sur le bain dans l'antiquité grecque, Paris.
Iozzo, M. 1987, 'Corinthian basins on high stands', Hesperia 56, 355-416.
Iozzo, M. 1985 , 'Bacini corinzi su alto piede', Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene N.S. 68, 7-61.
Krauskopf, I. 2005, s.v. ‘Perirrhanterion/Louterion’, in Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA) V. Personnel of Cult – Cult Instruments, Los Angeles, 178–83.
Pimpl, H. 1997, Perirrhanteria und Louteria. Entwicklung und Verwendung großer Marmor- und Kalksteinbecken auf figürlichem und säulenartigen Untersatz in Griechenland, Berlin.
Kurtz, D.C. and Boardman, J. 1971, Greek Burial Customs, London.
From the same basin as G.1017a, and probably Oxford, Ashmolean Museum E.4682.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AN1896-1908-G.1017b (Accession Number)