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NECKED AMPHORA

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NECKED AMPHORA

The necked amphora is a legacy from Cretaceous Mycenaean times. The necked amphora is a legacy from Cretaceous Mycenaean times, so named because the neck of the vessel is clearly distinguished from the rest of the body.

From geometric pottery, this type was adopted in Proto-Corinthian and especially in Proto-Attic angiography. In the first half of the 6th century, the vessel has an oval shape with an echinoid rim, an arched base and simple cylindrical handles that reach the middle of the neck.

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