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Images (reliefs, mosaics, paintings, especially illustrated books) help in understanding the crockery used in the course of a meal [1]. For example, a mosaic from Antioch (‘House of the Buffet Supper’) shows a set table with much crockery: bowls in various shapes, rectangular and round, tableware, egg cups or bowls for sauces and wine cups. Already in antiquity drinking vessels were carefully differentiated from crockery (vasa potoria/vasa escaria: Dig. 33,10,3,3).

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Baratte, François (Paris), “Crockery”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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