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Bronze replica of an amphora, like those found at Pompeii, given to the museum by Andrew Carnegie. This replica and glass cases filled with others line the forgotten back hallway of the Hall of Architecture. The blue-green patina glows in the half-light.



Lovely job on the blue-green patina! Marge Piercy has a great poem, "To Be of Use," that mentions amphoras. I think they needed to be carried by two people when full, hence the two handles. The poem can be found at .

Posted by: Laura at January 10, 2007 03:01 PM

Thanks, Laura.

I'll read the poem. This amphora is not large - so might have been carried by one person, but being bronze, it would have been heavy when full.

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 11, 2007 12:54 AM

I just read it here:


Wonderful. Thanks again!

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 11, 2007 12:58 AM
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