Astragalos

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by elaios2008
published on 04 April 2013

An Attic astragalos clay vessel depicting possibly Aelous directing the dance of the clouds, 470-450 BCE. These vessels took the form of a knucklebone (hence their name) and were possibly used to also store sheep knucklebones which were used as gaming pieces and dice. (The British Museum, London).



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