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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Amphora

Antiquity, Europe
AL3281

In Antiquity, amphorae were considered as throwaway food containers. Once emptied, they were sometimes reused as building material or even as a small coffin yet, most of the time, they were simply thrown away.

Datasheet

  • Type: Storage container
  • Place of origin: Italy
  • Materials and techniques: Terracotta
  • Date: circa 350 BCE
  • Dimensions: 41 + 25 cm
  • Weight: 3800g
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