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VESTA.

(2) * VESSELS OF GLASS OB TERRA-COTTA FROM POMPEII.

(Overbeck's Pompeii, p. 402, fig. 249, ed. 3 = flg. 260, ed. 4.) a and b, ampMra. c, two glass logoena ib terra-cotta intfteya. d, e, /, wine-

? lasses, g, wine-strainer, h, glass funnel, tn/undtt>ft[um. i, cup and saucer. , oil-flask. 1, small flask, m, cup. n, wine-taster, o, jug. p, gourd-soaped bottle, q, vessel with pointed base. r, strainer. «, small vftse for unguents, t, strainer.

tall, slightly contracted at its sides, and with slender handles reaching from the rim to the foot [Macrobius, Satur­nalia v 21]: the kiborfon (ciborlum) resembled the husks of the Egyptian bean. The class of drinking horns included the rhytSn (fig. 4), with its mouth shaped like the head of an animal.

As may be seen from the names, the Romans borrowed most of their drinking vessels from the Greeks. They were generally fitted with silver; and, during the imperial times often ornamented with finely cut gems.

It is unnecessary to enu­merate the various vessels used for washing, cooking, and eating, the characteristics of which were not strikingly different from our own. But we may observe that for domestic purposes of all kinds the ancients used basket work of caiiea, rushes, straw, and

used for holding the wool used in weaving and embroidery : the low k&n&dn, or basket

of round or oval shape (fig. 5, c), for bread and fruit. The Athenian maidens carried kdned on their heads at the Panathenaic procession. (See canephori.) For baskets of other shapes, see fig. 5, d, e, f.

(8) BBONZE LADLES

(Ir&a). (Proa Pompeii.)

(4) greek drinking-horns (rhytdn"). (Panofka, Griechischt TrinkMrner.)

leaves, especially palm leaves. The kaldthds, made in the form of a lily (fig. 5, a and b), was

(5) BASKETS PROM GREEK TASKS*

(Guhl and Koner, fig. 203.)

Vesta. The Italian, particularly the Latin, goddess of the hearth and of its fire,

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