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Psykter

Example of a psykter (Louvre)

A psykter (in Greek ψυκτήρ "cooler") is a type of Greek pot that is characterized by a bulbous body set on a high, narrow foot. It was used as a wine cooler. The psykter would be filled with wine, and then be placed in a krater full of cold water.[1]

References

  1. ^ Red-figured wine-cooler (psykter), signed by Douris as painter http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/gr/r/red-figured_wine-cooler.aspx


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