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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.2946
Title
Stamped Amphora Handle
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
handle
Date
4th-1st century BCE
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289815
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Stamped
Dimensions
8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp and inscription: .]AGOR[ / ID IN
Provenance
Probably acquired by Henry W. Haynes in or near Rome, c. 1877.
Bequest of Prof. Henry W. Haynes to Department of the Classics, 1912.
Transfer from the Department of the Classics, 1977.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Bequest of Henry W. Haynes, 1912
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.2946
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Part of the handle at the point of attachment to the vessel neck has been sheared off. The stamp has been imperfectly impressed, preserving a small section through the middle. Visible is the text /AGOR running in a circle around the edge of the stamp, and the letters ID IN running horizontally on either side of the central device, the image of an amphora nearly completely preserved.

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