Phoenician Maritime Amphorae

The Phoenician Maritime amphorae are among the most common pottery vessels of the Persian period, evident to the vast maritime Phoenician trade network of that period. Variants of these amphorae appear already in smaller numbers during the Iron Age II, particularity during the 8th and 7th centuries BCE, and they continue into the Hellenistic period. These jars are characterized by coarse reddish clay, a conical base, suitable for maritime transport, a sharp shoulder carination with two loop handles projecting from its edge. The body varies from conical to bag-shaped.

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Loop handles
Conical base
Height: 39 cm.
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