From Commercial Amphoras of the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

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. This 27-inch-high, first-century C.E. amphora is now in the archaeological museum at Bodrum, on Turkey’s Aegean coast.