Terracotta amphora handle with stamp

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd half of 2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Rhodian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Other: 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Classification:
Cesnola Inscriptions
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2418
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The stamp bears the name of the potter Herakleon, together with a stylized bunch of grapes.
Said to be 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. pl. CL, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1976, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.