Current Location:
Shelf G11 (CS1) -> Box 3
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section G; Shelf G11; Box 3

Attic Amphora

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.184.1
Artist:
Modern Reproduction
Credit:
Gift of William and Melissa Morison
Medium:
Modern Reproduction of the Original
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 7 in Depth: 7 in
Description:
Black painted amphora, Greek figures and frame design.
Historical Context:
An amphora is a type of ancient vessel form used as a storage jar for olives, cereal, grains, oil, and wine. The amphora is one of the principal vessel shapes in Greek pottery. High quality painted amphorae were produced in Ancient Greece for a variety of social and ceremonial purposes as well as prizes for various competition. Designs often included Greek scenes of everyday life, gods and goddesses, or scenes from athletic competitions, complemented by geometric patterns. This is a reproduction of a Greek amphora.