Two terracotta amphorae (jars)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169

These two vessels were probably made in the same workshop, since they are decorated with an array of similar appliqués around the neck, including images of Eros, an eagle, a female head, a grasshopper, and a pair of masks. The jars were perhaps made in Dura-Europos, a frontier city on the middle Euphrates River, and from there exported to both Roman Syria and Parthian Mesopotamia. These examples are said to be from sites in Syria–Epiphania (modern Hama) and Emesa (modern Homs).

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