Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Keay 35B



Distinctive Features

This type is related to the Keay 35A type. According to Keay (1984), this amphora:
consisted of a cylindrical body terminating in a pointed base. The foot was different from variant A: cone-shaped instead of cylindrical. The shoulder was in the form a of a wide curve, while the neck was cone-shaped and similar to 35A. The rim was a more developed form of variant A, being gently everted with a shallower rim-flange and a small ridge running around its top edge. The handles were similar to variant A (triangular profile with elliptical section) but the profile was larger.

The size of this type is not constant:
- small model (normal) : H. 99, w. 34 (example Santamaria, 1995),
- large models: H. 115/120, w. 43/49 (examples: Keay, 1984; Freed, 1995)
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Date Range

Mainly fifth century AD.
Search: [5th century AD]

Origin

Production is attested to in the Zeugitana region at Nabeul (workshop of Sidi Zahruni) (Ghalia et al., 2005).
Search: [North Africa] [Tunisia]

Distribution

Broad distribution in the western Mediterranean (Spain, southern France and Italy). See especially the examples from Catalunya (Keay, 1984; RemolĂ , 2000), Marseille (Bonifay, 1986), the Dramont E wreck (Santamaria, 1995) and Rome (Whitehouse et alii, 1982).
Search: [France] [Italy] [North West Europe] [Spain] [Western Mediterranean]

Contents

Amphorae are systematically lined with pitch suggesting fish-sauce or wine (Bonifay, 2004). Normal capacity is 47 litres.
Search: [Fish Sauce] [Wine]

Comments

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

CEIPAC link

The following link will take you to the Centro para el Estudio de la Interdependencia Provincial en la Antiguedad Clásica CEIPAC database. In the CEIPAC system this amphora has the ID KE51+BYZ. Note: access to CEIPAC requires registration, which is possible via http://ceipac.ub.edu/corpus_reg.php?IDM=e