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Pottery miniature amphora; wheel-made; tall conical body on a small foot, concave underneath; narrow concave neck with a chamfered rim; pair of opposing handles from shoulder to mid-neck. Surface worn and accreted.
- Production date
- 150 BC-1 BC
Height: 25.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The provenance of the present vessel is not stated in the Register, but Salamis is likely given the known findpot of most of the Hellenistic and Roman material excavated by Ohnefalsch-Richter in this registration group and the fact that this group mainly consists of objects from sites of other periods so Salamis is the only likely source. It is possible that some of the Hellenistic-Roman items in the group came from a 'Hellenistic' necropolis at Idalion which produced many glass vessels that O-R claims to have explored for Newton, but no items in this registration group are flagged as coming from this source.
This is an imported vessel, from Phoenicia, possibly made around Tyre. According to Lund, at least eleven examples have been found in Nea Ppahos, with single occurences in Amathus, Marion and Salamis, the latter in a Hellenistic-Roman tomb at Ayios Sergios village (Lund 2015, 200 and fig. 269; see Karageorghis 1978). The well-dated contexts, in Israel (Tel Anafa) and Cyprus, point to a later Hellenistic date.
Karageorghis, V. 1978, Excavations in the necropolis of Salamis (Nicosia: Department of Antiquities).
Lund, J. 2015, A study of the circulation of ceramics in Cyprus from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD. Gösta Enbom Monographs 5 (Aarhus: Aarhus University Press).
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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