Skip to main content

Paterae (containers)

Scope note

Ancient Roman containers in the form of a shallow bowl without handles, often with a base whose center is pushed up into the body; used for offering libations at religious ceremonies or for drinking. For similar ancient Greek containers, use "phialae."

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

3000260178

Broader Terms used

vessels

Term used for

pateras
patterae

Equivalent Terms used

patera (container)

Created

12yrs ago

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Terminology definition for: paterae (containers)" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/terminology/term-89447 Accessed: 2024-02-21 14:47:42

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/terminology/term-89447|title=Terminology definition for: paterae (containers)|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-02-21 14:47:42|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/terminology/term-89447

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...