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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector


Antiquity, Europe

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.


  • Type: Storage container
  • Place of origin: Italy
  • Materials and techniques: Terracotta
  • Date: circa 350 BCE
  • Dimensions: 41 x 25 cm
  • Weight: 3.8 kg
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