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Ancient Greek Terracotta Transport Amphora - Rhodes

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1329934

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Greece, Greek Island of Rhodes, ca. 3rd to 2nd BCE. A stunning pottery transport amphora dating to the period just after Alexander the Great. Tannish clay, elongated near-conical body with nearly horizontal shoulder; small peg toe with convex bottom; long narrow neck; plain rounded rim, slightly wider than neck. Double-roll acute angular handles with vertical sides, faint stamp impression of maker's mark on top of handle. Interestingly, these handle impressions have been used to identify contents, date of manufacture and name of the local ruler of the Island of Rhodes at the time of manufacture. Custom acrylic base that accentuates the classical lines of this beauty! Appealing to both true lovers of ancient art and those looking for strong aesthetics. Size: 31"H x 14" at largest diameter.

Condition: Repaired from approximately 30 pieces, but all repairs are invisible.

Provenance: Ex-private William Dale collection. Mr. Dale was a life-long US diplomat stationed in the Near East and amassed a large collection which he brought back to the US in 1964.

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