Courtesy of Avshalom Zemer

Amphoras used to ship passum have been found in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Libya, the Sudan and along the coast of the Black Sea. These “Pinched-handle” amphoras are distinguished by their phalliform toes, stout cylindrical bodies and handles that are pinched in on both sides to form finger holds. The baggy belly and clearly phalliform toe of this 30-inch-high amphora, from Atlit, Israel, suggest that it was made in the second century C.E.