Greek-Hellenistic terracotta wine transport amphora, 350-100 B.C.

Amphoras are ceramic fusiform containers with two handles and a narrow neck generally, although in some cultures they have been developed in metal or other materials. Normally they are finished in point or even in a long protruding point that was used to nail them in the ground and that remained stable. In this case it has a fusiform body with a large neck with a wavy surface, with two large handles connecting the neck to the body. It has a small mouth with an exvasive edge that would serve to see the liquid accurately. Its precursors were the Greeks, although they soon spread throughout the Phoenician and Roman worlds, being used to transport liquids and food, as well as to store them. Normally they could contain at least 25 to 30 liters, being its form variable depending on if it carried wine, oil, salting, cereals or another food.


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