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Terracotta transport amphora

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
late 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 43 1/4 in. (109.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.355
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Although found in Cyprus, this amphora resembles a type that was made in Italy and was frequently used for exporting wine to the western provinces. Examples, however, occur throughout the Roman Empire and even beyond its frontiers at sites as far away as eastern India.
Said to be from Larnaca (Kition), Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. no. 1073, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

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