A cinerary amphora with relief decoration under the handles is presented by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Arta and the Archaeological Museum of Arta as the exhibit of the month.

The amphora was found in February 2008 in the cemetery of ancient Orraon.

Orraon is an ancient settlement located on the hill of Castri, between the villages of Ammotopos in the Regional Unit of Arta and Gymnotopos in the Regional Unit of Preveza.

The amphora is made of clay and dated to the Hellenistic period.

The foot as well as the body of the amphora are incomplete. The vessel bears vertical handles adorned with a relief female head.

The amphora’s neck is decorated with white colour.

The amphora was conserved in the laboratories of the museum.

The amphora is exhibited in room A of the museum.

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General editor: Varvara Papadopoulou, Archaeologist, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Arta

Editor: Sotiris Raptopoulos, Archaeologist

Video creator: Chris Vergis, Conservator of antiquities