Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 6B

Rim type - Rounded
The rim is gently rounded.
Shoulder type - None/smooth
There is no shoulder: the body of the amphora is uninterrupted.
Handles in profile - Short vertical
These handles travel upwards vertically from the shoulder, but only a short distance before turning inwards to the neck.
Handles in section - Ovoid/Elliptical
The handle appears to be ovoid or elliptical in section.
Neck type - Conical
The neck is cone-shaped - it tapers upwards.
Body type - Piriform
The body is pear-shaped: it is wider towards the bottom of the amphora.
Base type - Knobbed
There is small knob at the base of the amphora.
Capacity (average)
85.00cm - 95.00cm
34.00cm - 37.00cm
Rim diameter
15.00cm - 16.00cm
Dressel 6B fabric