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Carmentis

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  • CollectionCollection Near East
  • Inventory numberO.00728
  • Object nameAmphora (storage vessel)
  • CulturePunic
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Carthage (Africa > North Africa > Tunisia > Tunis (governorate))
  • Date-700 / -201
  • MaterialCeramics (Earth > Clay)
  • DimensionsHeight: 24 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
  • Order photographs
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This small amphora shaped as a torpedo has the bottom of its belly decorated with horizontal grooves. In the middle of the lower curb a very small "base" shaped as a button stands out. Such amphora were exported as early as the 4-5th centuries to different key destinations of the Punic world: Ibiza, Sardaigna, Sicile and Malte.