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amphora


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Title amphora
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 1540 - 1292 BCE
Description Clay shouldered amphora with the lower body tapering to form a point. The amphora would originally have had two loop handles applied vertically to the shoulder; one handle has broken off and is missing. The rim is slightly flared and is broken.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Current Accession 1964.44
Location Creation Site Misr, Upper Nubia (Sudanese sites), Buhen
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject receptacle/vessel, amphora
Measurements 39.8 x 74.2 x 33.5 cm
Context Such an amphora would have been used for the transporting or storing of liquids, especially wine.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Work Type amphora
 
 

 

 

 

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