Metal water pitcher with attached lid, hammered construction. Has a large spout, and the lid is attached by a hinge. The bottom is larger than the top. Handle is attached to the outside of the pitcher, and runs all along it to the base. There is a knob on the lid for opening. Under the large spout, there is a rim. The metal is copper colored, along with silver and brown, and a little bit of gold coloring. The bottom is copper.
Copper was a popular metal used in the past. It is believed to be the first metal used. In fact, the Copper Age comes after the Stone Age. Copper pitchers are used because the copper prevents the growth of pathogens. Pitchers like this were used to store and pour water.
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Pitcher, circa 1970, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7631. Accessed 06/06/23.