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Terracotta amphora handle with stamp

Date:
ca. 220–180 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Rhodian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Other: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Cesnola Inscriptions
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2419
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The circular stamp bears the name of the potter Damokrates, with at the center a large rose, symbolizing Rhodes (the Greek word Rhodon means rose).
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CL, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1973, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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