It was found in 1956 in the cistern 14 located on the south slope of the Acropolis. It has been reassembled from many fragments and restored.
This brazier consists of two separate parts. The upper one is in the form of a deep basin with a fitted grill on which the charcoal fuel for the fire was placed. Around the rim are three projecting props, in the form of theatrical masks of Satyrs, which were used to support the cooking pot. The lower part of the brazier is a tall cylindrical base with openings on one side, as to allow air to circulate and maintain the fire. Through the largest opening the brazier's users could remove the ash that fell into the bottom of the device from the perforated upper part. At the top of the base, two twisted handles allowed the pot to be carried from one place to another. The brazier is richly decorated with relief-moulded and inscribed motifs. On one of the sides garland reliefs and bands frame a theatrical mask that most likely portrays Papposilenus.
The braziers were used both as portable stoves for cooking and as heaters for warming the rooms of the house.
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