Design E5

Antique amphorae were obtained by mass production on a large scale.  They could be identified by their shapes.  At a glance, a local shopkeeper of the Lingon people (area of Châtillon sur Seine) would have said what they contained and where they came from: Italian wine, Gallic wine, oil, Spanish fish sauce.  

 

Titre
How to recognize amphorae at a glance
Type de média
image
Image
Légende

À gauche : Amphore vinaire gauloise de type 4, terre cuite, Ier siècle, Coll. Forum antique de Bavay, Musée archéologique du département du Nord

À droite : Amphore pour les conserves de poissons de type Dressel 9, terre cuite, Ier siècle, Coll. Musées de Langres

Exposition associée
Antiquity of design, design of Antiquity
Image miniature chapitre
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