3rd - 2nd century BC- Greece
Of fired terracotta, with stamped impression positioned at the top of the handle, circular in form stating merchant name and featuring the central motif of a rose - symbol of Rhodes.
In Greece, manufacturing of commercial amphorae began in the 8th century B.C. and the systematic stamping of amphorae began at the end of the 5th century B.C. Stamping probably started because of the wine quality standards demanded by Athens during this time but only the amphorae used for transportation were stamped.
Condition: Fragment originally from a transportation amphora, the handle itself is intact with very fine stamped impression. Custom mounted.
Provenance: Private Maryland collection acquired between 1968-1969.
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