It seizes between 5 and 50 litres. Amphoren became in that Antique one as memory and transportation containers for oil and wine, also as ashes - or Wahlurne uses. In the antique one Amphoren were manufactured therefore particularly in regions of the wine or cultivation of olive.
Meaning for the archaeology are Amphoren, there inChange of the forms as well as frequent labels dating possibilities offer. Absolutely datable finds from ship wrecks permit a temporal classification. The chronology of the before-Roman Eisenzeit of Central Europe is based not least on a Amphorenchronologie in such a way compiled.
The industrial centre in the area of Sevilla in Spainworked beyond the antique one. The advancement of the Amphore - since that 15. /16. Century without handles - arrived finally also into the new world.
A special form are the Panathenäi Preisamphoren with schwarzfiguriger painting, which was manufactured to the athenischen Panathenäenfestand - obviously for ritual reasons - the schwarzfigurige mark way still for many centuries (!) maintained after “invention” of the rotfigurigen mark way.