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Object ID
1995.4.1
Object Name
Urn
Material
Ceramic
Object Entities
KERAMIKOS, (created by)
Andrikopoulos, Sophie (owned by)
Andrikopoulos, Sophie (is related to)
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Object Description
1 blue urn/vase with hand-painted flowers (blue, white, and yellow). The urn has a long neck that flows into an angled body. The long curving handle connects the top of the neck with the main body. The painted flowers are on both sides of the main body and at the front part of the neck. The bottom of the run is stamped with a "Keramikos" logo with a bull between two columns. Although it it partially obscured, other objects suggest it also says "Athens-Greece". The number 47 is below the logo.
Origin
Although it is unclear if the "Keramikos" logo refers to a company, artisan, or locality, the area of Keramikos, or Kerameikos, is an area of Athens, Greece which is now an important acheaological site. In ancient Greece it was a settlement for potters and vase painters, and its name was derived from the Greek word kéramos, or "pottery clay", from which the English word "ceramic" is derived.
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Citation
Urn, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10381. Accessed 04/15/21.