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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Vessel with a small knob base, an octagonal body composed of wide facets ending in slightly raised rounded edges, a cylindrical neck with a short rim, and two thin curved handles.


By 1899: collection of W. H. Forman; 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Strand, London, W.C. (sale of the Forman collection, June 19-22, lot 488); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Early Imperial Period, about A.D. 50


Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); diameter: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rock crystal


The Ancient World