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Amphora (red polished III ware)
2000 BCE-1800 BCE

fired clay
15.3 × 13.2 × 13.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Colonel Aubrey H. L. Gibson (Rtd), 1968
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Hand built vessel with highly lustrous surface. Round body with rounded base. Small "string-hole" projections at the neck base. The neck is wide and short with a round flat mouth and everted rim. Three parallel zig-zag lines are inscribed around the circumference of the neck and body. The vessel has been highly burnished on the exterior and interior rim and neck area. Traces of red slip are also visible on the interior body. Also traces of lime visible in incisions.