Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Africana 3A

Rim type - Everted
The rim becomes gently wider towards the top.
Shoulder type - Rounded
The shoulder is noticeably present, usually supporting the handles, but there is no ridge.
Handles in profile - Ear-shaped
These handles are similar to the 'curved' variety, but are more reminiscent of the shape of a human ear.
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 - Cylindrical
The body of the amphora is cylinder-shaped, displaying little curvature.
Base type - Spike/tapered
There is a solid spike at the base of the amphora.
Capacity (average)
25-30 litres
93.00cm - 125.00cm
22.00cm - 28.00cm
Rim diameter
11.00cm - 15.00cm
Tunisian fabric