Terracotta wine amphora


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

The amphora comes from a shipwrecked cargo vessel (Grand Congloué B) that was explored by Capt. Cousteau and Prof. Benoît in 1952-3. The ship’s hold contained some 1,200–1,500 Roman wine amphorae made at or near Cosa in Etruria. The cargo was evidently destined for markets in Gaul, where Celtic chieftains had developed a taste for wine and tableware supplied by Roman merchants.

Terracotta wine amphora, Terracotta, Roman

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