Stamped Jar Handle

Unknown Artist/Makerc. 110-80 BCE

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York

In Israel, these stamped handles from large wine storage jars are frequently found at excavated sites. For example, they were numerous in the City of David (Jerusalem). The Greek inscription bearing the name of the vintner (in this case, Menandros) and the decorative motif, the rose, indicate that the jars and their wine contents came from Rhodes, which had an active wine trade in the eastern Mediterranean from the 3rd to the 1st centuries B.C.E.

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  • Title: Stamped Jar Handle
  • Creator: Unknown Artist/Maker
  • Date Created: c. 110-80 BCE
  • Location: Rhodes, Greece, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 2 7/8 × 4 5/8 × 3 1/2 in. (7.3 × 11.7 × 8.9 cm)
  • Type: Antiquities
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Clay: wheel-turned, slipped, stamped, and fired