Amphora

Description
‘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 collected over 800 specimens, which he bequeathed to the museum upon his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/649
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
amphora
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
wine container; amphora
Dimensions
body width 180 mm; whole height 485 mm; whole depth 170 mm; base footring diameter 130 mm
Production Person Surname
Ixion Painter
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Year Low
-350
Production Year High
-300
Production County
Campania
Production Country
Italy
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
wine
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Town
Nola?
Collection County
Campania
Collection Country
Italy
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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