• Provenienza:
      Syracuse, Ospedale Civile
    • Data:
      3rd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      diameter of the foot 5.2 cm, height 9.3 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 97383
  • Lagynos

The lagynos was a wine jug used at banquets, and was especially popular during the Hellenistic period. A passage attributed to Eratosthenes and quoted by Athenaeus (VII, 276a-c) records a festivity instituted by Ptolemy IV Philopator called Lagynophoria, which was held in Alexandria, Egypt, in honour of Dionysus. During the festivity, a banquet took place in which the participants drank wine from their individual lagynos.