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Krater
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Krater discovered on the acropolis of Mycenae, depicting fully armed warriors, date 1200–1100 BC. Located in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Material Ceramic
Created Multiple cultures, originating predominantly in Greece and exported
Period/culture A vaseform of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age
Place Circum-Mediterranean

A krater was a large ceramic vase. Kraters were used to mix wine and water in Ancient Greece. Kraters were glazed on the interior, the exterior of kraters often showed scenes from Greek life.

Once filled, the krater was heavy and not easily moved. Another vessel was dipped into the mix. This vessel was then used to fill other vessels such as wine cups.

The krater was the centerpiece of a party in Ancient Greece. A special person was chosen by party guests to take care of the krater.

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