Bridge spouted vessel

Bridge spouted vessel

A bridge spouted vessel is a particular design of pitcher originating in antiquity; there is typically a connecting element between the spout and filling aperture, and the spout is a completely independent aperture from the usually smaller central fill opening. Early incidences of the bridge spouted vessel are found in Persia in the early Iron Age [ [http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/me/b/bridge-spouted_jug_on_tripod_s.aspx British Museum: example of bridge spouted jug] ] and on Crete. This type of vessel typically appears in the Bronze Age or early Iron Age. A very early example of a bridge spouted bowl has been recovered at the ancient palace of Phaistos on Crete, dating to the Bronze Age. [ [http://letmespeaktothedriver.com/site/10857/phaistos.html C.Michael Hogan, "Phaistos Fieldnotes", The Modern Antiquarian (2007)] ]

ee also

*Minoan
*Pottery
*Stirrup jar

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