Museo del Mare – Sala VI – Espositore centrale

Greek-Italic

The amphorae included in this group are particularly complex for which concerns their origin and their geographical distribution. These containers were classified into types Will A1 and A2 and MGS types V and VI (Vandermersch classification). They were widespread throughout the whole Mediterranean and produced mainly in southern Italy, used for carrying wine or oil. The type MGS V has a triangular section lip, slightly leaning, and a truncated-conical neck. This type was very popular during the end of IV – beginning of III century BC; the MGS VI, with a triangular section lip, although it stretches and folds progressively downwards with respect to its axis, has some features in common with its natural evolution of the Republican age, the Dressel 1. We must say honestly that MGS VI is not always easy to recognize solely on the basis of the lip.

 

 

Lamboglia 2

This amphora was probably used for wine, traditionally attributed to the Apulian area. It was present predominantly in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the Adriatic Sea, between the end of the II century BC and the Augustan age. It is an amphora with an ovoid body, with the point of maximum expansion in the lower part of the belly, shoulders with more or less pronounced carination, cylindrical or truncated-conical neck, vertical band lip, rod handle and solid foot.

 

Lamboglia 2