||Greek Amphora Item 2075|
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Amphora are the most elegant of classical shapes and their origins date as far back as 6000 BC.
The majority of these ancient vessels were constructed for use in shipping and commerce.
Amphora were so cheap and plentiful that once emptied they were discarded at breakage sites like Monte Testaccio in Rome, a pile which stands 148 feet tall.
The fourth image on the left is a cutaway of an amphora recovered from a shipwreck. Inside are the original contents of preserved fish.
If you're planning on presenting one of our amphora at your next event, you will be participating in a 3,000 year old tradition.
Ancient Greece had a well-established practice of using highly refined artistic amphora as prizes for individual recognition and public display. (Fifth image on left)
These decorative glazed designs were produced specifically for prestigious ceremonies.
Examples have survived from the ancient Panathenaic Festivals held between the sixth and second century BC.
These priceless vases of the ancient world bear the inscription "I am one of the prizes from Athens."