Medium:Modern Reproduction of the Original
Height: 12 in
Width: 7 in
Depth: 7 in
Black painted amphora, Greek figures and frame design.
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.