AN EXTREMELY RARE HERODIAN TERRACOTTA AMPHORA
Please refer to our stock # P.58 when inquiring.
Herodian Period; c. 37 BCE-70 CE
This vessel is composed primarily of an elongated ovoid body with ribbing. The neck is cylindrical with a minute rim and two handles applied from the shoulder to neck. The base of the vessel is tapered to allow for safe storage of the amphora.
In very fine condition. An extremely rare example.
40 cm (15.75 inches) high
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Although appreciated today for their aesthetic value in antiquity amphorae were objects of utility used for the transport and storage of a variety of goods such as olive oil and wine. The two handles at the neck of the vessel allowed for easier transport of the amphora by hand and the tapered base served to secure the amphora during storage and transport by sea.