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- This article is about Patera, a Roman drinking vessel. For other uses, see Patera (disambiguation)
A patera was a Roman drinking vesselPatera may also refer to:- Astronomy :* List of paterae on Io, Jupiter's moon** Dazhbog Patera, volcanic feature on Jupiter's moon Io** Ra Patera, active extraterrestrial volcano located on Io...
(ˈpatera) was a broad, shallow dish used for drinking, primarily in a ritual
A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value. It may be prescribed by a religion or by the traditions of a community. The term usually excludes actions which are arbitrarily chosen by the performers....
context such as a libation
A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid as an offering to a god or spirit or in memory of those who have died. It was common in many religions of antiquity and continues to be offered in various cultures today....
. These paterae were often used in Rome.