Small amphorae

    • Provenienza:
      Syracuse, Fusco necropolis, Tor di Conte, tomb 541
    • Data:
      3rd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      max. height 13 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 15246
  • Small amphorae

Funerary accoutrements belonging to a grave covered by three large slabs. The tomb contained a single skeleton; along the wall, at shoulder height of the interred body, four amphorae decorated with bands of black paint and three jars with decorative bands and applied heads of griffins were recovered. The amphorae probably contained scented oils, but the function of the griffin-headed jars is uncertain.