A two-handled jar used for storing wine, olive oil, or other liquids. In ancient Greece amphorae (pl.) were often decorated in the black-figure and red-figure techniques. Web resource here.
Exekias. Suicide of Ajax amphora. Ca. 540 BCE. Château-Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.
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