Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Pompeii 13

Rim type - Rounded
The rim is gently rounded.
Shoulder type - Carinated
The shoulder displays distinct carination - a ridge where the shoulder meets the body of the amphora.
Handles in profile - Peaked
The distinctive profile of these handles rises to a peak, often above the rim of the amphora. They are especially characteristic of the Rhodian type.
Handles in section - Bifid
This is a distinctive feature of the Dressel 2-4 type. The handle is formed from two rods, appearing as a figure-8 in section.
Neck type - Broad/wide
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)
91.00cm - 92.00cm
32.00cm - 33.00cm
Rim diameter
18.00cm - 19.00cm