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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.69
Title
Amphora Handle with Greek Stamp
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
handle
Date
4th-1st century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Campania
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175270
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Stamped
Dimensions
5.86 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp and inscription: SAIMIS (reversed, i.e. "SIMIAS")
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
2008.69
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Fragment of a handle in pinkish clay. Fabric is Campanian. Stamp on upper portion of handle. The stamp, which was pressed carefully to show completely despite the curve of the handle, is rectangular, 4.98 cm: SAIMIS. The letters read backwards, as the stamp was the positive, indicating the name "Simias."
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, no. ON. 20

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