Neolithic to Modern. The amphora is being spotted outside luxury retreats and inside residential homes world wide. These lingering wheel-thrown terra-cotta containers were once utilized for domestic use in the Roman Republic home. Masterfully decorated to exist table side, the silhouette was one of function for the contents would have been used for wine or other dry goods. The amphorae have preserved themselves in their own right and have become a principle motif in vessel design.