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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
385 words

(ἀμπορεύς), large ceramic transport and storage vessel used in all parts of the empire, at least through the 13th C. ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
3,100 words

The term “amphora” in its most literal meaning refers to “carried on both sides,” that is, any jar with two ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
32 words
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1

In classical antiquity, a two-handled vessel, variously shaped, used for holding oil and wine. ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
453 words
[Ar] ... A large two‐handled ceramic jar with narrow neck and pointed or rounded base. Used for the storage and transportation of liquid commodities such as wine, olive oil, and ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
19 words

An ancient Greek jar, of two-handled form, with flared neck, used for the storage of oil or wine. ...

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