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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.68
Title
Amphora Handle with Greek Stamp
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
handle
Date
4th-1st century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rhodes
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175271
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Stamped
Dimensions
7.01 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp and inscription: ANTIM[achou
Provenance
Horton O'Neil, Carthage 1924-1925, gift; Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University, 1965, transfer; Harvard Art Museums, 2008
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
2008.68
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 Rhodian. Stamp on top of handle. Stamp is rectangular, 3.9 cm and reads: ANTIM[AXOU]. Examples of the same stamp show ANTIMAXOU with a caduceus either above or below; on this example despite the wear, traces of the head of a caduceus may remain beneath the AN.
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. 25

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