Amphora

 
Culture
Cypriot
Materials
pigment
Dimensions
H: 27 1/2 in.
Credit line
Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
Accession number
28.23
Collection
Currently On View In
Leah and Charles Redish Gallery - K312

Amphorae of this early type were storage vessels, especially for wine. This example is in an early geometric style from the island of Cyprus. The dark surface reveals that the vase was once damaged by smoke in a fire.

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Cypriot Art

Amphorae of this early type were storage vessels, especially for wine. This example is in an early geometric style from the island of Cyprus. The dark surface reveals that the vase was once damaged by smoke in a fire.