An Ancient Roman terracotta shipwreck amphora vase 3rd century B.C. The large mouth, narrow neck with a pair of handles above a swollen belly and a pointed bottom, with natural fossilization, mounted in a contemporary iron stand, 119cm high
Note: Amphorae were used in vast numbers to transport and store various products, both liquid and dry, in the ancient Mediterranean world and later the Roman Empire, and in some periods the shape was also used for luxury pottery, which might be elaborately painted. Stoppers of perishable materials which have rarely survived were used to seal the contents.
Please note that in the printed catalogue, the image of this lot should be that of lot 337.
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