Amphora

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
1st or 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); diameter: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.).

Accession Number

1991.93

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Eastern Sigillata A Ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lustrous red slip.
Round mouth, angular lip; short neck; offset wide sloping shoulder; cylindrical body, angling down to base. Two angular handles, rising at an angle from midneck to level of rim, and vertically down to shoulder.

Provenance

By date unknown: at a Bonham auction in London, lot 19; by date unknown: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Eisenberg Collection; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, January 27, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg