Τriangular Hot Water Bottle 2nd / 1st c. BC

 300,00

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Τriangular Hot Water Bottle

2nd / 1st c. BC

Cylindrical neck, with rim, and handles.lask with triangular cross section and two strap handles.On the shoulder, the upper part of the convex side bears the icised inscription ΥΓΙΕΙΑC in clearly legible letters. The inscripption ΥΓΙΕΙΑC (of Hygieia or of health) accentuates and reinforces its therapeutic function. If thiw particular were filled with hot and cold water. Its flattened concave – convex back side could be placed on a large surfage of the human body, such as the thigh back or abdomen, as part of a treatment or to relieve pain throught hyperaemia or cold respectively

Product Description

study – diligence: George Damianos
creation plans: Art and science gallery.com
design material: terracotta vase (hand made)
artist:Eugenia Gerontara
dimensions:H.20cm L.16 letter H. 1
edition year: 2016
prototype year: 2nd / 1st c. BC
based on: National Archaeological Museum of Athens
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Unique exhibit. Worked by hand. They attributed all the details of the original. (colors, form, etc.)

Triangular Hot Water Bottle

Possibly from Tanagra.

from Athens, National Archaeological Museum

Cylindrical neck, with rim, and handles.lask with triangular cross section and two strap handles.On the shoulder, the upper part of the convex side bears the icised inscription ΥΓΙΕΙΑC in clearly legible letters. The inscripption ΥΓΙΕΙΑC (of Hygieia or of health) accentuates and reinforces its therapeutic function. If thiw particular were filled with hot and cold water. Its flattened concave – convex back side could be placed on a large surfage of the human body, such as the thigh back or abdomen, as part of a treatment or to relieve pain throught hyperaemia or cold respectively

 

 

COMMENTS

…Some flask-shaped and triangular vases from Delos were interpreted as hot water bottles to provide relief for abdominal pains during menstruation, or for the heart or spleen. Similar concave-convex vases from the Athens Agora were originally thought to be flasks used for both transporting and drinking liquids (Agora XXIX, 185) and were just recently identified as hot water bottles

It becomes apparent from a study of the eleven aforementioned vases in the National Archaeological Museum, of those from the Ancient Agora in Athens, and of individual examples from other areas (Delos, Chios, Pylos, Aetolia, Macedonia), as well as of the Paphos group, that terracotta vases, which had a therapeutic use were manufactured from the 3rd c. BC on, primarily during the late Hellenistic and Roman periods. They are not particularly common vessels, something evidenced by the rarity of examples from Hellenistic sites. This fact leads to the hypothesis that this might be a category of vases that was manufactured to order – very possibly for a specific group, such as physicians, druggists, or athletes – and did not belong to the common types of Hellenistic vases.

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bibliografy

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  5. Mossè C. 1984, La grece archaique da Homerie a Escchyle, Paris