The false - neck amphora - so named because its vertical neck is closed and the outflow of fluid is effected by a side flap. Is a Minoan conception of the end of the Middle Bronze Age (17th century BC), from 1450 BC. about. False amphorae were used for storing and transporting wine, aromatic oils and olive oil, and exhibit an excellent variety of shapes and sizes. The smaller and thinner vessels, which brought a more elaborate decoration, apparently served to store aromatic oils and wine. False - neck amphorae, clay handmade artwork hand-painted with representations from Minoan exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion . 17 cm Height. Smooth surface.