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an ancient Greek or Roman two-handled narrow-necked jar for oil, wine, etc.



an ancient vessel made of clay, more rarely of metal, with a wide top, a narrow neck, and two handles.

Amphoras, used to store and transport wine and oil, sometimes served as banquet vessels. Amphoras were often decorated with paintings. Artistically, the amphoras of the archaic and classical periods created by the Greeks Ex-ekias, Amasis, Andokides, Duris, and Polygnotos I are the most interesting. Amphoras were also made in the Middle Ages, particularly in tenth-and 12th-century Kievan Rus’.

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The organising committees for each meeting deserve particular thanks, and the work of William Anderson, Sarah Davidson, James O'Maley, and Sonya Wurster on AMPHORA III, and Jessica Di Benedetto, Kate McLardy, and Siobhan Privitera on AMPHORA IV cannot be overstated.
From belly of probable amphora, heavily ridged inside.
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A follow-up search of finds from earlier London excavations recently produced a second -- near-complete -- amphora of a very similar type to the one uncovered at Smithfield.
The 12 papers here discuss such topics as interpreting workshop organization at the potters' quarter of Sagalassos, amphora fragments re-used as potter's tools in the rural landscape of Panskoye, and repair and recycling in Corinth and the archaeological record.
The researchers said that one of the key finds was an amphora (a large jar used to transport oil or wine), which hails from the Greek island of Lesbos.
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