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Terracotta transport amphora

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 3rd–mid-2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Rhodian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 31 15/16 in. (81.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.357
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
A typical Rhodian amphora with stamps on the upper parts of the handles, giving the maker’s name and the date of manufacture.
Said to be from Dali (Idalion), Cyprus

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 450, pp. 278-79, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. and Seán Hemingway. 2016. Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World p. 88, fig. 113, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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