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The broad body, narrow neck and foot of Panathenaic amphorae gives a shape reminiscent of transport amphorae.

Below: Panathenaic prize amphora in the black-figure style, showing the goddess Athena An amphora (Greek: Αμφορέας, English plural: amphorae or amphoras) is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period.

Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine.

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