Feeding Cup



A cup which was most probably an infant feeder, the shape is sometimes called 'bombylios' or 'thelastro' in Greek. The bowl has a broad foot and a round base, one side handle and a pointy spout. The top of the bowl is concave and is pierced. The edges of the top have decoration of thin circular bands in black while the pierced surface is in deep red. The strainer on the top of the feeder with some bigger holes may have been used to filter out pieces of food which were too large for the child. The decoration is of a lustrous black glaze all over the body.