Stretch marks and dating

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Stretch marks and dating

Below: Panathenaic prize amphora in the black-figure style, showing the goddess Athena An amphora (Greek: Αμφορέας, English plural: amphorae or amphoras) is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period.

Most were produced with a pointed base to allow upright storage by embedding in soft ground, such as sand.The base facilitated transport by ship, where the amphorae were packed upright or on their sides in as many as five staggered layers.If upright, the bases probably were held by some sort of rack, and ropes passed through their handles to prevent shifting or toppling during rough seas.They provided information on the production, content, and subsequent marketing.A stamp usually was applied to the amphora at a partially dry stage.

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There was perhaps an as yet unidentified native Etruscan word for the vase that pre-empted the adoption of amphora.

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