This lovely miniature pointed amphora, has serpentine handles each with a ram head finial. In antiquity the terracotta pointed amphora - a two-handled storage vessel - was used to hold olive oil or grain. They were stored on their sides. Incised on the belly of the amphora is 'KORINTHIA' in Greek letters. This is the region around the city of Corinth, which was a flourishing commercial city in antiquity, situated on the isthmus connecting mainland Greece to the Peloponnese. There are many amphorae such as this in the museum at Corinth.
small bronze pointed amphora with ram head motifs
- Height in stand: 16cm