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Rare black-glazed Rhodian amphora

Place Discovered




D: 36 cm

Date Discovered

Rare black-glazed Rhodian wine amphora discovered in Tomb of Amud FA-5 at Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE.

Rhodian amphorae were popular burial goods at Mleiha from the early 3rd to the 1st century BC.

Dated to the mid 3rd century BCE. It was glazed on the in- and outside, in Southern Mesopotamia.

Around the base are three oval spur marks visible in the glaze, caused by the support on which the vessel was placed in the oven at the time of the glazing.

The spike was later removed, a practice documented from other Rhodian amphorae at Mleiha.

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