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Terracotta amphora (storage jar)

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; red-glaze
Dimensions:
10 9/16in. (26.9cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.384
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
This attractive fineware vessel imitates at a smaller scale the shape of the ubiquitous transport amphora, used principally for wine, oil and garum (fish sauce).
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 984, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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