Terracotta amphora with Phoenician inscription


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

There is a painted inscription of three lines: at top, Baalpilles, probably the name of the owner; below, Yaton, inspector.
Production of such Phoenician amphorae appears to have taken place on Cyprus, but finds at shipwrecks sites show that they were widely dispersed thoughout the eastern Mediterranean.

Terracotta amphora with Phoenician inscription, Clay, Cypriot

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