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GOZAURI
Gozauri is an ancient large-sized clay vessel for wine (5,8-7 litres). Gozauri was most widely used in Georgia in the 18 th century, Kakheti being its place of manufacture. The etymology of the name Gozauri stems from the Georgian word “Gozva” meaning luting/covering with paint, glaze. Gozauri has a long and straight neck, a globular body narrowing downwards, a lipless rim and a flat handle. It is decorated with ornaments embossed in relief (animals, birds, plants and geometric figures). Some Gozauri pots display a female figure symbolizing the ancient Georgian deity of fertility. The Georgian National Museum has a rich collection of Gozauri vessels (including excavated ones). Several Gozauri samples are on display at the museums in Basel, St. Petersbourg, Baku, Yerevan and Dagestan. As a rare and absolutely unique artifact, Gozauri became popular among Georgian, as well as foreign researchers from the earliest times.
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