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A large earthenware storage jar.
- ‘Other than the pithos and its lid, no ceramic vessels were clearly being used in the room at the time it was destroyed.’
- ‘A number of vases were recovered in the room: two high-necked cups, a large skyphos, three amphoras, two hydrias, a cooking pot, and two pithoi.’
- ‘The two paving stones along the east side were probably bases for pithoi, fragments of which were found smashed on the room's floor.’
- ‘Finds from the upper levels of A1600 consisted of numerous large fragments of pithoi, perhaps attesting to additional storage in this area.’
- ‘The reused pithos is decorated in relief with a guilloche band and a register of cranes.’
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