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Archaeology Museum of Catalonia - Empúries

Greek kernos

<p>Greek libation vessel discovered in the port area of the Greek city of Emp&uacute;ries</p>

Greek libation vessel discovered in the port area of the Greek city of Empúries

Greek offering vessel from the 5th century BC found in 2008 in the port neighbourhood of the Greek city. It is made of a ring-shaped ceramic base with a hollow interior, which is joined by numerous smaller vessels meant to receive the offerings. These vessels were used to make libations with liquids such as wine, oil, milk or honey, depending on their availability and the deity for whom they were meant. The discovery of numerous kernoi in this sector of Empòrion allows us to posit the existence of an area of worship most likely associated with sailors or the worship of female deities like Demeter and Persephone.

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