- a mixing bowl characterized by a wide mouth and body with two handles projecting vertically from the juncture of the neck and body, used to mix wine and water.
Origin of krater
1855–60; < Greek krātḗr; see crater
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Examples from the Web for krater
The oinochoe was used in serving the guests from the krater.
The dinos was another form of the wine vessel, open-mouthed, round in body and base, and allied to the krater.
The arystichos was also used for serving from the krater, a usage which gave rise to several other shapes.
The krater or crater (Fig. 40) was a large, open-mouthed vessel used for mixing wine with water.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876
Charles Wyllys Elliott