The askos (pl. askoi) contained expensive liquids, as indicated by the small size and two main features: its overarching handle or ring handle, and a narrow neck with wide mouth. Ring askoi are a subdivision of this category, and generally had deep bodies with a narrow central tube which ran vertically through the vessel. However, much rarer examples have a wider, doughnut-shaped body.
ProvenancePrivate collection, Paris, France; acquired c.1970
Private collection, Wiltshire, UK; acquired December 2013