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Carmentis

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  • CollectionCollection Near East
  • Inventory numberO.00721
  • Object nameAmphora (storage vessel)
  • CulturePunic
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Carthage (Africa > North Africa > Tunisia > Tunis (governorate))
  • Date-300 / -201
  • MaterialCeramics (techniques)
  • DimensionsHeight: 18,3 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
  • Order photographs
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Amphora with tail. These little jars are named after their pointed base that allows them to stay straight by pushing them into soft ground. Found by tens during excavations in Carthage, their come in slightlty different shapes. Some small "tail amphora " were used as funerary urns; at least this is the case for the ones bearing ink inscriptions (CISI, III, 3, p.523, our 6005-6006). These mention the owner's name and that of his (her) ancestor (s) as the saying goes (X, son / daughter of ... son of ..., etc.). These little jars were manufactured for the needs of the local market and have very rarely been transported to other malls in the Punic world.