, also καύκαλις
), a large vessel for cooling wine in (Anth.
11.244, 4), made at Alexandria (Ath.
c), like the ψυκτήρ,
except that it was probably larger, and supported, according to
234, note 6), on four
), if we are not to suppose with Krause
366) that the κύκλοι
are raised rings which divided the vessel into four
compartments. Philostorgius (1.4) says it was made of earthenware (ἄγκος ὀστράκινον
). It was perhaps sometimes
made of glass; at least Athenaeus, in immediate connexion with his
description, speaks of the elaborate glass-working at Alexandria, which
imitated every kind of clay. Brass seems to have been an unusual material
for the vessel to be made of (Anth. Pal.
appears to have been a smaller
vessel of the kind.