And by the time the last American troops pulled out in 2011, the Iraqi amphora might not have looked like new.
At the feet were the bones of an ox, an iron knife, four amphora and some lances--these were in a very rusty condition.
It was the custom to write the age of the wine and the vintage on the amphora, or cask.
Standing on the table was an amphora of gilt pasteboard which fostered this illusion.
The index-finger hole is very large and eccentric, forming the handle of the "amphora."
He was making an amphora of the common kind women and donkeys carry to the fountains.
In the scene on the neck of this amphora appears a priestess followed by four maidens who bear upon their heads a long chest.
The unsuspecting brown girl trips jauntily down to the river-bank to fill her amphora—usually a battered Standard Oil tin.
Properly, the amphora, or earthen vessel with two handles, in which wine was usually kept.
Your idea, Symphorien, seems to be to drain that amphora to the very bottom.
early 14c., "two-handled vessel for holding wine, oil, etc.," from Latin amphora from Greek amphoreus "an amphora, jar, urn," contraction of amphiphoreus, literally "two-handled," from amphi- "on both sides" (see amphi-) + phoreus "bearer," related to pherein "to bear" (see infer). Also a liquid measure in the ancient world, in Greece equal to 9 gallons, in Rome to 6 gallons, 7 pints.