Amphora is a vase with two elongated handles. Its name is derived from the Greek word amphoreus, meaning ‘carried on both sides’. In ancient times, these were used to store and transport foodstuffs like wine and olive oil. Research shows that these vertically designed vases were adopted from the eastern Mediterranean, which quickly spread throughout the whole world. From Phoenicians to the Romans, every civilization had its own version of pottery which became an important survivor in the archaeological records and, of course, jewelry!
This stunning example is bold, edgy, and timeless. A piece of history and a pop of color in your everyday necklace stack and collection.
Materials and Features: 9k gold top
Age/Origin: 19th C
Measurements: 45mm in length, 1.9 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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