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A Roman clay amphora

Roman Imperial

Grey clay

Height (excluding modern turned wood pedestal): 84cm

Museum number: M451

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 555help-vermeule-catalogue-number

On display: Basement West Corridor
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Curatorial note

A large water jug with spout or mouth and two handles leading from the neck to the body.

The shape and size was common to such utilitarian objects in the Roman Imperial period and continued in use in Medieval and later times in much the same shape and material. This example is probably of the Roman Imperial period and from Central Italy.

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