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design material: terracotta vase (hand made)
artist: Eugenia Gerontara
dimensions:H. 21,5 L.12,5 letter H. 1
edition year: 2016
prototype year: Late 3rd – 2nd c. BC
based on: Taranto (Italy), Museo Archeologico Nazionale,
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Hot Water Bottle Late 3rd – 2nd c. BC
From Taranto. Found in 1958 in Tomb No. 2, on the corner of Via Piemonte and Via Salinella. Taranto, Museo Archeologico Nazionale,
Flask 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
Those various terracotta and metal objects are located between the late 3rd and early 2nd c. BC.
The hot water bottle in question is part of a grave goods accompanying a female burial, found in a pit grave in the eastern section of the necropolis of Tarannto (Italy). Another example with a similar shape and function is exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto. They were used for therapeutical purposes and were manufactured in such a way as to be placed on specific parts of the male and female body, as part of the treatment process.
The use of containers fis combined to medical practices recommended in the Asklepieion. The presence of an Asklepieion in Taranto is attested by ancient sources.
Unique exhibit. Worked by hand. They attributed all the details of the original. (colors, form, etc.)
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