Ancient Art

Amphora

3rd Century

Terracotta (Knidian relief ware)

16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)
other (Diameter of Lip): 5.6 cm(2 3/16 in.)
other (Width at widest point of handles): 11 cm(4 5/16 in.)
other (Width at widest point of body without handles): 9.1 cm(3 9/16 in.)
other (Diameter of Base): 5.4 cm(2 1/8 i
Gift of Rebecca Darlington Stoddard
1913.210
This molded vessel is part of a group produced in the Near East or Egypt. Many represent Eros or Dionysiac scenes; the present example seems to show Isis or Aphrodite, with Athena on the reverse. A vessel inscribed “oinophoros” gives the name to the class. Finds in the Athenian Agora indicate a date of the early 3rd century A.D.
Culture: 
Roman, Asia Minor
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Ex. coll. Dr. Paul Arndt

Bibliography: 

Professor Paul V. C. Baur, Catalogue of the Rebecca Darlington Stoddard Collection of Greek and Italian Vases at Yale University, 1st ed. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1922).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.