Amphora

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Not currently on display at the V&A

Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Earthenware amphora covered in an alkaline glaze, Syrian or Mesopotamian, 1st or 2nd century or later.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.9cm
Production
So called "Parthian" pottery
Associations
Collection
Accession Number
C.201-1939

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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