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Glazed on inside[edit]

I would like to suggest that kraters were glazed on the inside not only for "aesthetic reasons" but for a practical functional one, as well. Logic follows that unglazed ware would allow the liquid contents to seep thorough the non-vitrified surface of the earthenware vessel therefore it is likely that glaze was used to make the surface less permiable and more apt to hold liquid.

Agreed. I wouldn't want to drink from a clay vessel if it wasn't glazed, as anyone who has ever touched clay will agree. I edited that sentence. Alex.g 10:12, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Mixed Wine[edit]

The book The Road to Eleusis discusses what was mixed together in ancient 'mixed wine'.

The Road To Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries
by Carl A. Ruck, Albert Hofmann, R. Gordon Wasson, Jeremy Bigwood, Jonathan Ott, Carl A. P. Ruck, Huston Smith, Danny Staples

The book has no index. The index entries for coverage of 'mixed wine' would be:

Mixed Wine - main coverage: 51-52, 99-104
Mixed Wine - slight coverage: 47, 91, 93, 98, 106

-- MichaelSHoffman 05:05, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

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"All bell kraters are black-figure."[edit]

What about File:Apulianizing Painter - Red-Figure Bell Krater with Three Women and Three Youths - Walters 482761 - Side A.jpg ? --Superzoulou (talk) 10:15, 8 August 2012 (UTC)