This pot is from the Greek village of Lythri in Erithrea, near Cesme. It is called “shagani” and it is made of copper covered in a bunch (garnished) by the “ganotzis – kalaitzis” (tinned, otherwise … you are poisoned!). It belonged to Patra Mihala (Lythri 1902 – N. Erythrea 1994). They did not cook food in it, they only heated food and mostly served hot food. It was a type of pyrex.
Thodoris Kontaras, a descendant of a family of refugees from Erithrea (Lithri) in Asia Minor, is a teacher and a scholar of Asia Minor civilization. His family settled along with many others from the Erythraean community in the area now called Nea Erythraea and was born in the house in which he still lives today.