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an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck

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In homage to Giovanni Morelli's work on Renaissance painters, whose methods of attribution he adopted, Beazley gave the name 'Master of the Berlin amphora' to the artist responsible for what he considered to be a consistent set of graphic traits, 'a coherent and comprehensive system of representing the forms of the human body naked and clothed'.
So, I decided (like the little nerd emoji I am) to bone up and find out what these emojis actually mean: Amphora - It looks like a vase but it isn't any old vase, according to Wikipedia.
Most of the amphoras Fiorentini has imported hold 500 liters or slightly less than a ton of grapes, but he said he's sold a few 800-liter amphoras to clients in California.
The Lattara site, merchant quarters inside a walled settlement (circa 525 to 475 B.C.), held numerous Etruscan amphoras, basically narrow necked jars, three of which were selected for analysis because they were whole, unwashed (a key point), found in an undisturbed sealed context and showed signs of reside on their interior bases where precipitates of liquids, such as wine, collect.
Some of the jars selected for the study had been stored on shelves for nearly two decades, suggesting that DNA buried within the amphora walls remains viable long after the jars are brought up from underwater.
In the meantime, Virginia Grace had been developing a chronology for the stamps that appear on the handles of Rhodian transport amphoras. She had published the single Rhodian jar from Group B in 1934, (7) but she did not comment in print upon its date until 1963.
Choose pots from as far away as the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the sun-drenched Mediterranean and the Aegean, unusual old terracotta pots decorated with nickel or the stunning Aegean Collection of classical cream and gold vases and amphoras.
Amphoras (chapter 10, by Ahmet Kaan Senol) reveal the international character of Alexandria, from third century B.c.
In almost every case they seem to be wine-bars as well as wine-shops, since they opened up the amphoras on the premises and sold by the kotyle (approximately half-pint), [GREEK WORD NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] providing also water to blend with the wine.(2) Barmen and barmaids were widely thought to cheat in their measures or to make the wine too watery.
Most of the jars, or amphoras, lay unbroken on the sea floor, and as their stoppers had gone, they were empty.
You can still find bodegas in Extramadura and La Mancha in Spain making wine in clay amphoras, or tinajas, as they are called in Spain.
The normally accepted dividing line between "plain" and "decorated" amphoras is fine, and in part almost traditional.
According to a report in Press TV, Iranian archeologists discovered Sassanid and early-Islamic residential strata as well as a number of intact amphoras used in sea trade during the Parthian, Abbasid and early Islamic eras.
The sequences for lamps, fine wares, amphoras, cooking pots, and plain wares can be clearly established at Corinth.
Interdisciplinary scholars celebrated by debating such aspects of the games' historical development as the role of patrons in the Hellenistic and Greek periods, and forms of amphora given as prizes.