AMPHORAE

I began to add a particular form that didn’t make sense under the collection’s title so I defined these other pieces as plainly as what they are: Amphorae. The amphora is a vessel native to ancient Mediterranean society used for the storage and transport by sea of grain, olive oil and primarily wine. The amphora’s curiously conical shape was developed for stacking purposes onboard ships, to keep them from falling over from the water’s movement. The amphora is also used metaphorically to refer to the shape of a woman’s body as a vessel containing the ability to produce and hold life. In later ages the amphora was used ritually in the form of a funerary urn for a deceased female.

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