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Amphora fragment with graffiti

Scratched into the neck of this amphora are the words “bucket... sweet unmixed wine”, which describe what the amphora once contained....

Amphora

This large jug or amphora was made during the Cypriot Bronze Age. Unfortunately the donor did not record how the object came to be in her collection....

Amphora

This is a very small amphora decorated with dark green glaze. It is thought to be ancient Greek or Roman and its small size suggests it was used for votive...

Amphora

This is thought to be a Cypriot Bronze Age vessel, possibly a Canaanite jar. It was collected by Lord Cobham who was Commissioner in Larnaca between 1879 and 1908, but...

Lid from an amphora

This lid would have sealed an amphora a pottery jar used to transport and store foodstuffs. The amphora was made in Gaul (modern Southern France) and might have held olives,...

Carrot amphora

This is the most complete amphora discovered from Roman Exeter. Carrot amphorae are named after their similarity to modern-day carrots. They were used for importing exotic fruits to Roman Britain,...

Amphora

This is an ancient Greek ring-based amphora dating from the Bronze Age. Although the surface is very worn the decorative scheme of bands of brown and black still remain. This...

Amphora

This amphora is typical of the type of vessel used to store liquid and food throughout the Greek and Roman world. This was among the earliest archaeological items to be...

Amphora

‘Amphorae’ were used in ancient Greece as storage jars for liquids or grain. The decoration shows two women in conversation, one holding a mirror. It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague, who...

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