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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
the Latin name for a shallow circular vessel used for drinking or for pouring libations. The Greek name for such a vessel was 4 uiXrt. It has no foot or stem underneath, but occasionally a boss rising in the centre inside. The term is sometimes given incorrectly in architecture to a circular disk carved with a conventional rose, which is found in many early styles, the proper term being rosette.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Patera'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​bri/​p/patera.html. 1910.