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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.63
Title
Amphora Handle with Punic Stamp
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
handle
Date
300-146 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Carthage (North Africa)
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Punic
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175185
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Stamped
Dimensions
6.39 cm (2 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Collected by Horton O'Neil in the fields outside Carthage, 1924-1925.
Given to McDaniel Collection by O'Neil in December 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.63
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Fabric is Tunisian, orange-red with yellow slip. Top of handle is stamped. Stamp is oval, 1.86 cm: to left, a stylized palm representing the tree of life, to right, modified anh (crux ansata).
Publication History

Nancy Hirschland and Mason Hammond, "Stamped Potters' Marks and Other Stamped Pottery in the McDaniel Collection", Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1968), Vol. 72, pp. 369-82, p. 377 pl. 1 no. 3

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