2016 | 20 | 103-114
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A Hellenistic brazier from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Archaeology collection of antiquities

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In antiquity, a wide range of different types of heat sources were used. The most common were cooking stoves, portable braziers, cooking stands, and grills. In the collection of ancient artefacts of the Jagiellonian University (JU) Institute of Archaeology, there is a small group of objects dated to the Hellenistic period, among which a small brazier fragment can be found. The object was donated to the JU collection of antiquities gathered in the Archaeological Cabinet by Prince Władysław Czartoryski. Braziers are uncommon in Polish collections and the brazier fragment described in this article is the sole example from the JU IA assemblage. It will be described and analysed in full for the first time, and its possible production centre and a dating will be determined.
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