Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 14 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

A hard, rough, sandy fabric with limestone and schist inclusions, dark buff (7.5YR 7/4 to 6/4) in colour.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Material from the kilns at Porto dos Cacos show a coarse fabric containing frequent grains of quartz, long strands of mica and a scatter of discrete grains of felspar (plagioclase, microcline and potash). Material from the kilns at Manta Rota show a groundmass of silt-sized quartz grains with a scatter of larger quartz grains and a little limestone.

Amphora made from this fabric


i Dressel 14