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Amphora

Amphora

  • Place of origin:

    Syria
    Mesopotamia

  • Date:

    1/1/001-31/12/200

  • Museum number:

    C.201-1939

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pale yellowish earthenware amphora covered with a thick alkaline glaze, once green but now decayed to an iridescent whitish colour. It has a disk foot, globular body composed from the sides to give a sharp-shoulder angle, and another at the point of greatest width, above the foot. A narrow cylindrical neck, flaring at the mouth; two small vertical loop handles at the junction of the shoulder and neck.
Horizontal grooves were scored round the neck and lip, and there are traces of straight slanting slices round the sides.

Place of Origin

Syria
Mesopotamia

Date

1/1/001-31/12/200

Dimensions

Height: 14.9 cm

Descriptive line

Earthenware amphora covered in an alkaline glaze, Syrian or Mesopotamian, 1st or 2nd century or later.

Production Note

So called "Parthian" pottery

Materials

Earthenware; Glaze

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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