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Ceramic amphora (or jar)

Description: In ancient Greece pottery making was a highly skilled art form. Each piece was carefully and individually hand-crafted and painted. The style of the vase would determine its specific use. Amphoras were used to carry and store wine or oil and usually decorated with mythological figures, various shapes, or left plain. Amphora’s either had a pointed base or a flat base. Pointed amphorae would sit upright in sand or soil.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Mythology, Greek
Art -- Greece

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