Gnathia Amphora, Jar


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Amphora, Jar   (1922.01.0052)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 300–275 BCE.
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 13.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 10.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 7.5 cm
Weight 266 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the handles. D2 is the body diameter. D3 is the rim diameter. The foot diameter is 5.0 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Brownish Orange ( 2.5 YR 5/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN GNATHIA AMPHORA Shape and Ornament Flaring mouth, flaring foot in two degrees. Glaze stops inside neck. Incised rib on body. Shoulder set off by tow bands, band of waves, and dots between two more lines. At the base of each handle is an inverted palmette. Uneven reserved band on upper foot. Underside of foot reserved, with incised concentric circles. Groove on rim of foot. ACCESSORY COLORS White: band of waves and inverted palmettes. Yellow: two bands, dots. From Milan. About 300-275 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 58, 9.

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Comparanda N/A

Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 47, Plate 58, 9.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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