sauceboat (2)

modern name for frequently found pottery or metal vessels of the Early Helladic and Early Cycladic cultures.  The shape is distinctive and resembles a modern sauce- or gravy-boat with a rising spout on one side.  It usually has a ring or pedestal foot and a handle opposite the spout.  Its purpose was probably for drinking or for pouring liquids like wine and oil (Warren, 147)

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